Definition of satyriasis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsadəˈrīəsəs/
Pronunciation: /ˌsādəˈrīəsəs/


Uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man. Compare with nymphomania.
Example sentences
  • In the past, other labels such as nymphomania, satyriasis, and hyper-sexuality have been used
  • The first to look after him was his long-suffering wife, Johanna - long-suffering because when he was on a high he was beset by satyriasis, recklessly pursuing every woman within arm's reach.
  • Part of the problem is that British culture has been so heavily influenced by the satyriasis of the former US president.


Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek saturiasis, from saturos (see satyr).

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Syllabification: sa·ty·ri·a·sis

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