Don Juanism
noun see Don Juan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Don Juanism — /don wah niz euhm/, Psychiatry. a syndrome, occurring in males, of excessive preoccupation with sexual gratification or conquest and leading to persistently transient and sometimes exploitative relationships. Also called satyriasis. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • Don Juanism — Don Juan•ism [[t]dɒn ˈwɑ nɪz əm[/t]] n. psi satyriasis • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Don Juanism — See Don Juan. * * * Don Juan·ism (h)wän .iz əm, jü ə .niz əm n, pl Don Juanisms male sexual promiscuity: satyriasis * * * Don Juan·ism (don hwahnґiz əm) [Don Juan, legendary Spanish nobleman with this characteristic] hypersexuality in a man …   Medical dictionary

  • don juanism — ˌnizəm noun (plural don juanisms) Usage: usually capitalized D&J : male sexual promiscuity attributable to feelings of impotence or inadequate masculinity * * * /don wah niz euhm/, Psychiatry. a syndrome, occurring in males, of excessive… …   Useful english dictionary

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