Don Juan


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Don Juan

(don-hwahn'),
In psychiatry, a term used to denote men with compulsive sexual or romantic overactivity, usually with a succession of female partners.
[legendary Spanish nobleman]

Don Juan

a legendary Spanish libertine cited in many works of literature as a seductive and sexually promiscuous man. See also satyriasis.

Don Juan

(don-hwahn', don jū'an)
psychiatry A term used to denote a man with compulsive sexual or romantic overactivity, usually with a succession of female partners.
[legendary Spanish nobleman]

Don Juan

[After the legendary, promiscuous Spanish nobleman, Don Juan de Tenorio]
A man who behaves in a sexually promiscuous manner. Some psychologists suggest this arises from insecurity concerning his masculinity or latent and unconscious homosexual preference.
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Christianity brings the sensual into being by opposing it to the spiritual, the musical is the best setting of the purely sensual, Don Juan is the epitome of demonic sensuality, and Mozart's Don Giovanni is the ultimate conjunction of the musical and the sensual unto themselves.
Don Juan Tequila will initially be available in the U.
Sin ellas, Don Juan desapareceria" afirma Gregorio Maranon (Maranon, p.
En otros casos, la ilustracion de portada es alegorica, como ocurre en la edicion que Manero lleva a cabo de la novela Don Juan Tenorio de T.
The main plot of The Stone Guest deals with the love of Don Juan and Donna Anna, which is also somewhat adulterous in nature: A widow, Donna Anna is faithful to the memory of her husband.
For her own part--perhaps--Leontine had noticed and been moved by the graces of the charming young man she was permitted to love as a brother; but as her excessive modesty tolerated no irregularity, if her sentiments were more fervent than kinship could allow, she would silence them, for Nature no more relinquishes rights to a soul like Leontine's than she does to a heart such as that of Don Juan.
Therefore, the mythical nature of Don Juan is essentially founded in his encounter with death, his confrontation with the hereafter.
The findings refute the dominant interpretation of Don Juan Pond's origin.
Juan Rodriguez, the owner of Don Juan, is lucky in that regard, since his insurance will cover the cost of repairs.
El mito de don Juan, con posibilidades multiples de exploracion, continua siendo un reto para el teatro contemporaneo.
In the wake of modernism and taking as starting point the features which the character bears at the turn of the century--old age, paternity, repentance, melancholy--Valle-Inclan creates a decadent Don Juan in whom there are hardly any traces of the baroque burlador.
For the two centuries between Tirso and Byron's eponymous epic poem, Don Juan bestrode the literary imagination like no other personage in history.