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masochist meaning and definition

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Definition of masochist (noun)

  1. A person who derives pleasure from their own pain or humiliation.
    • "He was a masochist, finding satisfaction in physical exertion and discomfort."
    • "Some athletes can be seen as masochists, pushing their bodies to the limit for the thrill of the challenge."
    • "In the psychological sense, a masochist might enjoy being subjected to harsh criticism."
    • antonym: sadist
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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