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- adj. Deriving pleasure from abuse, being punished, or dominated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by or of the nature of masochism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from being abused or dominated
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I hate to use Freudian jargon but the term masochistic seems to be the only term available to describe those who find some kind of gratification in being mistreated or abused by others.
They just love corporate parasites … Are Repubs just terminally stupid or just plain masochistic?
The experiment in masochistic nationalism on board the Morning
To say that's masochistic is an understatement, when one is supposed to be in a position of furthering the industry we love.
And invariably her mind, as she probed and rubbed, was drawn to what she did not know until years later were called masochistic fantasies.
The first, whether from a friend or from a pawnbroker, is extremely distasteful; the second provides, for some people, a certain masochistic kick; the third is definitely enjoyable, but can seldom be done in a hurry.
He does make an observation about conservatives being "masochistic" - haha.
In some cases there are hints of romance and genuine partnership, while in other cases sex is best described as masochistic and murderous.
With no good reason to surrender, unless you are some kind of masochistic mercenary who likes water abuse or doggy dominance, there will probably be few white flags raised.
Is it ultimately some kind of masochistic, cycle-of-abuse deal that I'm not clued in on?
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