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Definition of "jouissance" []

  • Enjoyment, delight, pleasure. (noun)
  • The sexual connotation (i.e. orgasm) lacking in the English word "enjoyment", and therefore left untranslated in English editions of the works of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. (noun)

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Use "jouissance" in a sentence
  • "Lacan introduced the term jouissance as a foundation of the pleasure principle, which, at its furthest extreme in the pleasure/pain dialectic, becomes suffering."
  • "It is humor that illustrates the potential force of recognizing the humor, jouissance, that is already present in language anyway."
  • "Those who believe in the power of "jouissance" need to be able not just to know what displeases or alienates them; rather they need - sometimes - help to articulate that which they would change and to do that they need addresses, processes and printing facilities that are beyond most individuals."
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