satyriasis

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Borrowed from Late Latin satyriasis, from Ancient Greek σατυρίασις (saturíasis).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌsatɪˈrʌɪəsɪs/
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satyriasis (usually uncountable, plural satyriases)

  1. Excessive sexual desire, found in a man.
    Synonyms: satyrism, satyromania
    Coordinate term: nymphomania
    Hypernym: hypersexuality
    • 1998, The Big Lebowski, spoken by Maude Lebowski (Julianne Moore):
      It's a male myth about feminists that we hate sex. It can be a natural, zesty enterprise. But unfortunately there are some people - it is called satyriasis in men, nymphomania in women - who engage in it compulsively and without joy.
  2. The quality of excessive sexual passion in a male.

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