Definition of "masochistic" []

  • An abnormal condition in which pleasure, esp sexual pleasure, is derived from pain or from humiliation, domination, etc, by another person (noun)
  • The directing towards oneself of any destructive tendencies (noun)
  • A tendency to take pleasure from one's own suffering (noun)
  • Deriving pleasure from abuse, being punished, or dominated. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "masochistic" in a sentence
  • "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"