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masochistic

[mas-uh-kis-tik, maz‐] /ˌmæs əˈkɪs tɪk, ˌmæz‐/
adjective
1.
Psychiatry. having a condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain, and humiliation.
2.
gratified by pain, degradation, deprivation, etc., inflicted on oneself either by one's own actions or the actions of others.
3.
tending to be self-destructive.
4.
tending to find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, degradation, etc.
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masochistically, adverb
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Examples from the web for masochistic
  • But if it's not, no crew would be so masochistic as to refuse to power up one or more engines.
  • It is an opiate, and like all opiates, it produces its own masochistic delirium.
  • His journeys were more notable as feats of masochistic endurance than as exploration.
  • More than that indicates masochistic tendencies.
  • This doesn't deserve a come back unless you are just masochistic.
  • No this is not a masochistic fantasy.
  • But you still go on with your masochistic attitude.
  • And his commitment to his art is masochistic.
  • She has staged extreme masochistic spectacles that shock and repel.
  • But for those who are masochistic enough to try, now is the time.
Word Origin and History for masochistic
adj.

1894, from masochist + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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