exhibitionistic

exhibitionist

[ek-suh-bish-uh-nist]
noun
1.
a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention or display his or her powers, personality, etc.
2.
Psychiatry. a person afflicted with the compulsions of exhibitionism.

Origin:
1815–25; exhibition + -ist

exhibitionistic, adjective
exhibitionistically, adverb
nonexhibitionistic, adjective
semiexhibitionist, noun
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exhibitionism (ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a compulsive desire to attract attention to oneself, esp by absurd or exaggerated behaviour or boasting
2.  psychiatry a compulsive desire to expose one's genital organs publicly
 
exhi'bitionist
 
n, —adj
 
exhibition'istic
 
adj

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exhibitionist
1893, in Craddock's translation of Krafft-Ebing; from exhibition + -ist. Related: Exhibitionism; exhibitionistic.
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