masochism masochism  /ˈmæ sə kɪ zəm/


  • (n) sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)

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  1. The provider also revealed that Lin had visited a gay website and had entered a chat room dedicated to sado-masochism.
  2. It is the formula for masochism.
  3. They joked about father and Freud, about mother and masochism, about sister and sadism.



  1. Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman denounced the book on army radio, blaming "the masochism and defeatism of the Israeli left, which constantly seeks to apologise, while we did what we had to".
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Avigdor Lieberman Source: BBC News

  2. "This is getting ugly," economist Paul Krugman wrote on his New York Times blog. "The US needs to be thinking about how to insulate itself from European masochism."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Paul Krugman Source: DailyFinance

  3. "There'sa certain trace of masochism in my family," McCain said. "But not that deep."
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Los Angeles Times

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