Definition of masochism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    masochism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈmæsəˌkɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1 the practice of getting sexual pleasure from being physically hurt compare sadism
  2. 2(informal) the enjoyment of something that most people would find unpleasant or painful You spent the whole weekend in a tent in the rain? That's masochism!
NAmE//ˈmæsəkɪst//
 
noun Anyone who goes jogging for two hours a day must be a masochist!
masochistic
 
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NAmE//ˌmæsəˈkɪstɪk//
 
adjective masochistic behavior/tendencies He has a masochistic streak and seems to enjoy being treated badly by women.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: masochism