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Meaning of "sadomasochism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SADOMASOCHISM

sadomasochism  [ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SADOMASOCHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sadomasochism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SADOMASOCHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sadomasochism

Sadomasochism is the giving or receiving of pleasure—sometimes sexual—from acts involving the infliction or reception of pain or humiliation. A subset of BDSM, practitioners of sadomasochism usually seek out sexual gratification from these acts, but can also seek out other forms of personal pleasure. While the terms sadist and masochist specifically refer to one who either enjoys giving pain, or one who enjoys receiving pain, many practitioners of sadomasochism describe, as can be found with the enjoyment of the experience in other fields of personal gratification activity, can have a spectrum or an activity switch, from someone being 100% active to 100% passive. The abbreviation S&M is often used for sadomasochism, although practitioners themselves normally remove the ampersand and use the acronym SM or S/M. Sadomasochism is not considered a clinical paraphilia unless such practices lead to clinically significant distress or impairment for a diagnosis. Similarly, sexual sadism within the context of mutual consent should not be mistaken for acts of sexual violence or aggression.

Definition of sadomasochism in the English dictionary

The definition of sadomasochism in the dictionary is the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SADOMASOCHISM


anarchism
ˈænəˌkɪzəm
catechism
ˈkætɪˌkɪzəm
comstockism
ˈkɒmstɒˌkɪzəm
cryptorchism
krɪpˈtɔːkɪzəm
eunuchism
ˈjuːnəˌkɪzəm
Greenbackism
ˈɡriːnˌbækɪzəm
Lamarckism
lɑːˈmɑːkɪzəm
lookism
ˈlʊkɪzəm
masochism
ˈmæsəˌkɪzəm
monachism
ˈmɒnəˌkɪzəm
monarchism
ˈmɒnəkɪzəm
panpsychism
pænˈsaɪkɪzəm
phenakism
ˈfɛnəˌkɪzəm
psychism
ˈsaɪkɪzəm
schism
ˈskɪzəm
Sikhism
ˈsiːkɪzəm
sinarchism
ˈsɪnɑːˌkɪzəm
Sinarquism
ˈsɪnɑːˌkɪzəm
synecdochism
sɪnˈɛkdəˌkɪzəm
Turkism
ˈtɜːkɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SADOMASOCHISM

sadhana
sadhe
sadhu
Sadi
sadiron
sadism
sadist
sadistic
sadistically
Sadler´s Wells
sadly
sadness
sado
sado-masochistic
sadomasochist
Sadowa
SADS
sadza

WORDS THAT END LIKE SADOMASOCHISM

anthropomorphism
automorphism
Birchism
Buddhism
churchism
dimorphism
fetichism
fetishism
Great Schism
hierarchism
homomorphism
isomorphism
monorchism
ostrichism
patriarchism
polymorphism
revanchism
sexual dimorphism
Shorter Catechism
tychism

Synonyms and antonyms of sadomasochism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sadomasochism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SADOMASOCHISM

Find out the translation of sadomasochism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sadomasochism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sadomasochism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

虐恋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sadomasoquismo
570 millions of speakers

English

sadomasochism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sadomasochism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سادية مازوخية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

садомазохизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sadomasoquismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sadomasochism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sadomasochisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sadomasochism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sadomasochismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サディズムとマゾヒズム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

새도 마조히즘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadomasochism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Khổ dâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடிமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Sadomasochism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sadomazoşizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sadomasochismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sadomasochizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

садомазохізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sadomasochism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαδομαζοχισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sadomasochistiese dade
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sadomasochism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sadomasochisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sadomasochism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SADOMASOCHISM»

The term «sadomasochism» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.649 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SADOMASOCHISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sadomasochism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SADOMASOCHISM»

Discover the use of sadomasochism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sadomasochism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sadomasochism in Everyday Life: The Dynamics of Power and ...
In the first part of the book, Chancer discusses the prevalence of sadomasochistic cultural imagery in contemporary America and examines sadomasochism through several perspectives.
Lynn S. Chancer, 1992
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Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism
Sadomasochistic phenomena are the source of severe resistances and counterreactions in all phases of therapy. This book helps clinicians recognize and overcome these blocks to treatment progress and success.
Jack Novick, Kerry Kelly Novick, 2007
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Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy
In this pathbreaking book, ethnographer Staci Newmahr delves into the social space of a public, pansexual SM community to understand sadomasochism from the inside out.
Staci Newmahr, 2011
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The Commerce of Peoples: Sadomasochism and African American ...
Not that these do not exist in a sadomasochistic relation, but sadomasochists are unflinching in their recognition that all of these are also permeated by power relations.
Biman Basu, 2012
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Sadomasochism, etiology and treatment
Aiming to be comprehensive in scope, this work examines sadomasochism as a clinical entity, a sexual perversion, a socially sanctioned aspect of male-female relations, and as the basic element in all pornography, ancient puberty rites and ...
Susanne Petra Schad-Somers, 1982
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Safe, Sane and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on ...
This book directly addresses this development, presenting some of the most recent cutting edge work on S/M by leading international scholars who all seek to understand rather than pathologise.
Darren Langdridge, Meg Barker, 2013
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The Language of Sadomasochism: A Glossary and Linguistic ...
What followed was a year of data collection, personal interviews, and general surveyance of the subculture of sadomasochism and its language, the culmination of which is this book. We have chosen to present the results of our research in ...
Thomas Edward Murray, Thomas R. Murrell, 1989
8
Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sadomasochism, and the ...
Nightmare on Main Street depicts a culture suffused in the Gothic, not just in novels and films but even in the nonfictive realms of politics and academic theories, TV news and talk shows, various therapies, and discourses on AIDS and the ...
Mark Edmundson, 1999
9
Sadomasochism
Is sadomasochism yet another perversion? In this challenging and thought-provoking book, the author dares the reader to think again.
Estela V. Welldon, 2002
10
Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual ...
Illustrated with over 225 photos and illustrations, the book also includes a glossary and 30-page resources listing.
‎1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SADOMASOCHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sadomasochism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Author Announces New Novel in Soft-Sadomasochism '50 Shades …
America's voracious literary appetite for soft sadomasochism will soon be sated: E.L. James, author of 50 Shades of Grey and—amazingly—two sequels, will ... «Newsweek, Jun 15»
2
'Thrill kill' murderer Rachael Evans diagnosed with sadomasochism
A woman who strangled another woman in a "thrill kill" had a horrific childhood, began abusing drugs and alcohol at age 11, was shuttled between dozens of ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
3
Pope Francis: Christianity Is Not Sadomasochism in the Face of …
Pope Francis: Christianity Is Not Sadomasochism in the Face of Suffering ... The Pontiff pointed out that the Christian does not have a “sadomasochistic attitude” ... «Aleteia EN, May 15»
4
Director Peter Strickland Talks Domesticity and Sadomasochism in …
It's not every day that one experiences a film that explores the perils of both domesticity and sadomasochism through a genuinely romantic narrative. Yet that's ... «Miami New Times, Mar 15»
5
Fifty Shades of Animal Sex and the Evolution of Sadomasochism
When the book Fifty Shades of Grey took over the best seller list, I started getting lots of questions from my students about sadomasochism, and bondage and ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
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10 Other Shades of Gray: Sadomasochism in Film
While little more than glorified, de-fanged piece of Twilight fan-fiction, 50 Shades of Grey has initiated a very public discussion on sadomasochism that has ... «Paste Magazine, Feb 15»
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Dominatrixes Descend on Downtown to Protest Depiction of S&M in …
Dominatrixes protest the depiction of Sadomasochism as a mental illness rather than a ... Sadomasochism is “a sexual orientation” and not a mental illness as ... «Patch.com, Feb 15»
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David Cameron tortures the English language as he accuses …
Intending to accuse Mr Balls of “political sadomasochism,” the Prime Minister instead said it was “the first example of political maso-sadism.” ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
9
Greenwich Mother Wins $638K in Sadomasochism Case Involving …
A Greenwich woman has won nearly $638,000 in damages from a Greenwich man she claimed had a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her disabled ... «Patch.com, Nov 14»
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Westminster's dark secret: Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism
In those days, it would seem that adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and the abuse of children were all lumped under one heading of things people really ... «The Independent, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sadomasochism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sadomasochism>. Aug 2019 ».
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