1: a sexual perversion characterized by pleasure in being subjected to pain or humiliation especially by a love object — compare this to sadism

2: pleasure in being abused or dominated : a taste for suffering

mas·och·ist - noun
mas·och·is·tic - adjective
mas·och·is·ti·cal·ly - adverb

Origin of MASOCHISM:
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch †1895 German novelist
First Known Use: 1892
As he beat me further and further into blissful bruises I realised I was a masochist.
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A person who enjoys emotional pain, inflicted or imposed on oneself, either as a result of one's own actions or the actions of others.
She's a masochist!
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A person who enjoys, or takes pleasure, in feeling pain. The term is not necessarily sexual.
I think Jane might be a masochist, Jade.
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Person who wakes up early to go to the dentist.
Dude. That girl is such a masochist. She's totally gonna agree to a root canal or something because she's barely conscious.
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Main Entry: mas·och·ist
Pronunciation: -k&st
Function: noun
: an individual who is given to masochism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

masochist

n : someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment ant: sadist

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
"He is such a masochist!"
"Why do you say that?"
"He likes to be hurt by other people."
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One who obtains gratification and/or satisfaction from self mutilation.
Since she gets satisfaction from making herself bleed, she is a masochist.
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Person who gets off on hurting themself.
Albert Fish is a masochist who eats children.
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