- 1 the practice of getting sexual pleasure from being physically hurt compare sadism
- 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!
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NAmE//ˈmæsəkɪst//noun Anyone who goes jogging for two hours a day must be a masochist!
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NAmE//ˌmæsəˈkɪstɪk//adjective masochistic behavior/tendencies He has a masochistic streak and seems to enjoy being treated badly by women.