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EtymologyEdit

Named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose novel "Venus in Furs" explores a sadomasochistic relationship, +‎ -ism.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈmæs.ə.kɪ.zəm/, /ˈmæz.ə.kɪ.zəm/
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NounEdit

masochism (countable and uncountable, plural masochisms)

  1. The enjoyment of receiving pain or humiliation.

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  • (the enjoyment of receiving pain or humiliation): sadism

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