masochism

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈmæs.ə.kɪ.zəm/, /ˈmæz.ə.kɪ.zəm/
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Noun[edit]

masochism (countable and uncountable, plural masochisms)

  1. the enjoyment of receiving pain

Antonyms[edit]

  • (the enjoyment of giving pain): sadism

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