onanism onanism


  1. (n) manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure
  2. (n) a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation


  • Instead, the novel is seen as a pathology report on Charles' spiritual trouble, which appears to be a kind of moral onanism.


  • 'Based on a Totally True Story' totally needs a makeover

    “Based on a Totally True Story” is an occasionally diverting bit of semiautobiographical onanism based on the trials and tribulations of comic-book scribe turned screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
    on August 29, 2013     Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /