Definition of masochistic
- … suggests that children whose parents spanked, slapped, hit or threw objects at them may have a greater chance of physically or verbally coercing a sexual partner, engaging in risky sexual behavior or engaging in masochistic sex, including sexual arousal by spanking.
- —Sharon Jayson
- … a physically daring scene that might give even the most masochistic stuntperson pause.
- —Steve Daly
- It may seem masochistic to devote one's life to the pursuit of a vanishing asset.
- —Robert O. Paxton
masochisticallyplay \ˌma-sə-ˈki-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌma-zə- also ˌmā-\ adverb
- … certain maddening folks who go through life masochistically seeking to be disillusioned and disappointed.
- —Daniel Seligman