Definitions for exhibitionismˌɛk səˈbɪʃ əˌnɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•hi•bi•tion•ismˌɛk səˈbɪʃ əˌnɪz əm(n.)

  1. a tendency to display one's abilities or to act in such a way as to attract attention.

  2. a psychiatric disorder characterized by a compulsion to exhibit the genitals.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of exhibitionism:

1890–95

ex`hi•bi`tion•is′tic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhibitionism(noun)

    extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself

  2. exhibitionism, immodesty(noun)

    the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals

Wiktionary

  1. exhibitionism(Noun)

    The practice or character trait of deliberately drawing attention to oneself.

  2. exhibitionism(Noun)

    The practice or character trait of deliberately displaying one's genitals, nipples, or buttocks in public.

Freebase

  1. Exhibitionism

    Exhibitionism is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context those parts of one's body that are not normally exposed – for example, the genitals or buttocks. The practice may arise from a desire or compulsion to expose themselves in such a manner to groups of friends or acquaintances, or to strangers for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock the bystander.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Exhibitionism

    A disorder in which fantasies about or the act of exposing the genitals to an unsuspecting stranger produces sexual excitement with no attempt at further sexual activity with the stranger.

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