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masochistic

adjective Referring to masochism, see there.
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"Is it the case, as we suggest, that he has totally lost it with her that night?" The prosecutor said Broadhurst used Natalie's love of "certain masochistic behaviour" as an excuse for what he did.
The "logic of masochistic fantasy" is slippery stuff, and Kucich proceeds with caution.
Thus, she argues, although both Deleuze and Noyes have made crucial contributions to the academic discourse on masochism, they both fail to adequately theorize masochistic aesthetics.
Yamatani has said: ''(Some writers) still write masochistic history textbooks, who may respect (Vladimir) Lenin's words.''
In an otherwise compelling analysis of chivalric models of masochistic eroticism in Across the River, Fantina pauses to speculate about Hemingway's relationship with a young Italian woman:
Moreover, this ambivalence or hostility has given rise to masochistic fantasies as the preferred cinematic spectorial position within the slasher film and helps to explain the success of these films.
Add to that the fact that job loss is accompanied by a loss of access to health care, and you get a kind of captive mentality bordering on the kinkily masochistic: Beat me, insult me, double my workload, but please don't set me free!
Fantina locates a similar masochistic dynamic in Hemingway's work, arguing that although one doesn't find the whip-wielding dominatrix of Sacher-Masoch's novels, Hemingway's male characters continually submit to dominant women, and thus push the boundaries of acceptable masculine behavior.
Hamilton satisfied a customer's masochistic tendencies by stretching a Ruger Blackhawk frame to hold a five-shot .45-70 without a problem.
Masochistic enjoyment is a substantial component in the construction of the fighting male body as a war machine, but in the 50s war films this component was absent.
In "A Child Is Being Beaten" (1919) Freud gives a very good account of how masochistic sexual impulses find potency and sexual discharge in fantasies about a child getting beaten and humiliated.
It may make people both masochistic and fatalistic.