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Definition of "satyriasis" []

  • Excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in and behavior by a man. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "satyriasis" in a sentence
  • "There is a form of excessive libido in men called satyriasis, which reaches such a degree that the men are often not able to control their desires, and they will satisfy their passion even if they know that the result is sure to be a venereal infection or several years in prison."
  • "In "satyriasis," with its connotation of pathology, he has found his true tone, which he extends in denouncing among homosexuals "a dreary sexual conformism ... rigidly defined and routinized sex moves in the theatrical costume of police or ranch wear [sic].""
  • "I also liked this piece in the LA Times -- "DSK and France's code of silence" -- about how there must be a happy medium between "the French embrace of satyriasis among political leaders and Americans' puritanical intolerance of sexual impropriety...""