[mas-uh-kist] noun. Psychiatry. a person who has masochism, the condition in which sexual or other gratification depends on one's suffering physical pain or humiliation. a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.What is another word for masochistic?
masochist | definition: someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment | synonyms: degenerate, pervert, deviant, flagellant, deviate| antonyms: sadist, better, recuperate, moral, normalWhat causes masochistic personality disorder?
It is sometimes regarded as a personality disorder, and may be caused by negative childhood experiences. Masochistic individuals may be drawn into relationships or situations which will cause them unhappiness, and may have feelings of guilt or confusion when they do experience pleasure.