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masochistic

adjective Referring to masochism, see there.
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Nevertheless, he compels us to acknowledge that masochistic fantasies play a role "at the intersections of imperial and class discourse", and that they have "social and political instrumentality" (27, 30).
Hemingway explores masochistic relationships even more explicitly in The Garden of Eden, which, according to Fantina, "bears more resemblance to Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs than may initially seem apparent" (119).
Intermediate states, where masochistic (feminine) contrivances are worn and external objects (for example, a dominatrix) are used to administer the punishment, are far more common.
Larsen i nvestigates the "peculiar and extremely rare feminine 'nature'" of a mistress who eroticizes racial transgression within an economy of masochistic desire.
Ghost comedies thus propose a different mode of pleasure for Hollywood moviegoing, a masochistic aesthetic central to this mainstream genre and to the author's revisionism.
Contrastingly, in other stories women are banished or subjected to physical abuse, to save their husbands from other men's castrating gazes: "the only refuge for women is a masochistic famtasu of love and honor for their beautiful, martyred flesh after death" (285).
CAYENNE - Though it may sound masochistic, sprinkling powdered cayenne pepper on an open wound is a harmless and effective way to staunch the flow of blood, while speeding up the process of scabbing of the skin and reducing pain.
Guilt-ridden, trouble-seeking but well-meaning to an almost masochistic extent, he's a fascinating character Baldwin never quite embodies as soulfully as he registers in the books.
Other chapters on post-traumatic stress disorder, self-defeating personality disorder, masochistic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder contain useful historical anecdotes.
Instead of exuding masochistic joy when slighted by others, people with negative self-views pursue "the bitter truth" even though it makes them unhappy, Swann notes.
After 12 hours of this and similar masochistic endeavors, I was ready for some serious diversion, not to mention dinner.
MASOCHISTIC American A-listers are gluttons for punishment.