sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)
the enjoyment of receiving pain
Origin: Named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose novel "Venus in Furs" explores a sadomasochistic relationship.
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Pleasure derived from being physically or psychologically abused, whether inflicted by oneself or by others. Masochism includes sexual masochism.
The numerical value of masochism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of masochism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coaster, such benign masochism is widespread in humans, and we really don't know how that process operates.
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- ماسوشية تلذذ بالإArabic
- masoquismeCatalan, Valencian
- kemasokisan, masokismeMalay
- mazoşistlik, özezerlik, mazoşizmTurkish
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