Definition of exhibitionist in English:

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A person who behaves in an extravagant way in order to attract attention: I am something of an exhibitionist
More example sentences
  • She's quite the exhibitionist, showing off a bare ankle.
  • ‘Women from all ages and walks of life took off their clothes, not because they are exhibitionists but because they felt it was imperative to do so,’ the organizers solemnly explained.
  • The contest wasn't on right away so I had some intimate nightclub yelling conversations and scoped the place, which features four cages where exhibitionists contort on platforms that rise and descend on hydraulic lifts.


Behaving extravagantly in order to attract attention.
Example sentences
  • In the past, I have chided Prof. Reynolds for his mildly exhibitionist postings.
  • People dying of cancer are rarely represented in the same exhibitionist manner.
  • Originally I thought blogs were a kind of exhibitionist diary for people with global egos.



Pronunciation: /-ˌbiSHəˈnistik/
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, her performance was somewhat overshadowed by the increasingly exhibitionistic shape-throwing of Stephen McAllister, the in-house main-course chef.
  • The Internet is more public even than a newspaper, since it is free and unbound by geography; it is the most exhibitionistic communication medium yet designed.
  • The fact is, we encourage our musicians, especially women, to be exhibitionistic about their grief, to sell it to us, to reflect our own ideas of escalated sadness.


Pronunciation: /-ˌbiSHəˈnistik(ə)lē/

Words that rhyme with exhibitionist

abolitionist, coalitionist, demolitionist, intuitionist, nutritionist, partitionist, prohibitionist, requisitionist, traditionist

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Syllabification: ex·hi·bi·tion·ist

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