Definition of exhibitionism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌeksəˈbiSHəˌnizəm/


1Extravagant behavior that is intended to attract attention to oneself.
Example sentences
  • She cocoons the viewer in her extravagant exhibitionism.
  • The affectless voyeurism and exhibitionism of reality TV has undoubtedly inspired the movie.
  • But all this sound and fury is mainly exhibitionism - politicians pretending they're saving the planet.
1.1 Psychiatry A mental condition characterized by the compulsion to display one’s genitals in public.
Example sentences
  • Crane has also been diagnosed as suffering from exhibitionism and anti-social personality disorder.
  • The sexual activity may include fondling, oral-genital, genital and anal contact, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism and exposure to pornography.
  • Crane apparently has a propensity for rape and sexual exhibitionism but does not experience irresistible compulsions or an absolute volitional impairment.

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Syllabification: ex·hi·bi·tion·ism

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