Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or caused by onanism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to masturbation (onanism)
  • adjective In a manner which suggests masturbation; hence, fruitless, self-congratulatory, self-absorbed, pointless

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Examples

  • The whole thing is essentially a carnival redux ofLady in the Water, in that Lady in the Water was a pointless, onanistic allegory about how misunderstood – nay, how veritably Christ-like – M. Night Shyamalan is for making movies as brilliant as Signs and, uh, The Village.

    the imaginarium of doctor parnassus « paper fruit

  • But then that is why our dear keiner is what he is, an onanistic waste paper hack who no doubt during his formative years was a regular recipient of the school yard beatdown for his daily lunch money to which he willingly and not so secretly submitted to with pleasure.

    Keegle is noble but good taste takes a tumbril | Martin Kelner

  • The whole thing is essentially a carnival redux ofLady in the Water, in that Lady in the Water was a pointless, onanistic allegory about how misunderstood – nay, how veritably Christ-like – M. Night Shyamalan is for making movies as brilliant as Signs and, uh, The Village.

    2010 January « paper fruit

  • Her fellow servants considered this a fair trade for indulging what seemed like a harmless fetish, but Powell understood the real transaction involved: This "gentleman" would never have asked something so onanistic of an equal.

    What the Help Really Saw

  • The only explanations are laziness, an onanistic objective, and narcissism, none of which I'd want to cop to if I could just do the research instead.

    Barry Eisler: How to Argue (VIDEO)

  • "Being Anonymous and first on the podium is onanistic."

    Dubious Innovations: The "Curation" Is Worse Than the Disease

  • Bama is a PR feint to the center for all suckers gullible and credulously sophomoric in wanting to believe the right is having even a slight failure of nerve when the only valid and effective defense against the right is pure cynicism to match their pathologically amoral core as weary onanistic liberals fantasize the

    Matthew Yglesias » The World Turned Upside Down

  • Being Anonymous and first on the podium is onanistic.

    Dubious Innovations: The "Curation" Is Worse Than the Disease

  • Then again, chapter 42 is called 'Easing the Badger', which may well become my new favourite onanistic euphemism.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 3: The Dragon Reborn (1991)

  • Then again, chapter 42 is called 'Easing the Badger', which may well become my new favourite onanistic euphemism.

    Archive 2010-03-01

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