sa·​ty·​ri·​a·​sis ˌsā-tə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce satyriasis (audio)
: excessive or abnormal sexual craving in the male

Examples of satyriasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the risk of annoying T.J. Clark by seeming to concentrate on the regions below the belt, one is obliged to observe that Picasso suffered from, or exulted in, a bad case of satyriasis that continued well into old age. John Banville, The New Republic, 16 Nov. 2021

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Word History


Late Latin, from Greek, from satyros

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satyriasis was in 1629

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Cite this Entry

“Satyriasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


sa·​ty·​ri·​a·​sis ˌsāt-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce satyriasis (audio) ˌsat- How to pronounce satyriasis (audio)
plural satyriases -ˌsēz How to pronounce satyriasis (audio)
: excessive or abnormal sexual desire in the male compare nymphomania

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