masochist masochist  /ˈmæ sə kɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment

Usage(s):

  1. That Old Feeling: Kevin Help Us Richard Corliss on the year that Mystery Science Theater's Kevin Murphy's spent as a professional movie masochist.
  2. Hughes isn't a masochist that is his homegrown quality-control system.
  3. I guess I'm sort of a masochist in that respect.

News

  • Opening in Orlando this week

    Before Midnight Two Ethan Hawke movies in as many weeks? It’s the kind of summer a masochist dreams of. Lovers of irony can busy themselves wondering what chance the Before series’ Jesse and Celine would have of surviving The Purge, since well-off expats who overthink their lives via marathon gab sessions in exotic European locales are just the sort of folks the rest of us would like to see GO ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

Quotes

  1. "I'm strong but I'm not a masochist so I don't read every criticism about me," he said. "I know that when the team is playing well there are always people who look for a weakness, for example me, but I know I can overcome this bad moment, as...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Martin Demichelis Source: AFP

  2. "It was a lot of sacrifice, and my tears were genuine," Rivera told reporters at a news conference on Sunday. "At one point, I asked, 'Am I a masochist?' But I said regardless of the results, this is my goal. The more rocks there are in my...
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Ingrid Rivera Source: Reuters

  3. "I kind of hope they don't get it," Mukasey said after a speech at the London School of Economics. "Because many of them want to be martyrs, and it's kind of like the conversation : between the sadist and the masochist."
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: ABC News

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