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flagellant (masochist)

Definition:

a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

flagellate

Plural:

flagellants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin flagellant- "whipping", from the verb flagellare, from flagellum "whip"...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of flagellant...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Flagellant | Flagellants

practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh by whipping it with various instruments. Flagellantism was a 13th and 14th centuries movement, consisting of radicals in the Catholic Church. It began as a militant pilgrimage and was... (40 of 1558 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Flagellant

Collins Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellator | flagellantism [noun, derived]

a person who whips himself or others either as part of a religious penance or for sexual gratification | [often capital] (in medieval Europe) a member ... (25 of 326 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/flagellant

Random House Dictionary:

flagellant | Flagellant [sense-specific] | flagellating [synonym, sense-specific]

a person who flagellates or scourges himself or herself for religious discipline. | a person who derives sexual pleasure from whipping or being ... (22 of 63 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/flagellant

Oxford Dictionary:

flagellant

a person who subjects themselves or others to flogging, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification (18 of 53 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/flagellant

American Heritage Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellantism [noun, related]

One who whips, especially one who scourges oneself for religious discipline or public penance. | One who seeks sexual gratification in beating or ... (22 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flagellant

Merriam-Webster:

flagellant | flagellantism [noun, related]

a person who scourges himself or herself as a public penance | a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another person (25 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/flagellant

New World Dictionary:

flagellant

a person who engages in or submits to flagellation | engaging in flagellation (12 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flagellant

Wiktionary:

flagellant | flagellants [plural]

One who practices flagellating oneself, either for penance. | A member of a religious order that preaches self-mortification as a means of absolution. (22 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/flagellant

Cambridge Dictionary:

flagellant [formal]

someone who whips himself or someone else for religious reasons (10 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flagellant

Columbia Encyclopedia:

flagellants

term applied to the groups of Christians who practiced public flagellation as a penance. The practice supposedly grew out of the floggings ... (22 of 349 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0818840​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

flagellants [medieval religious sects]

medieval religious sects that included public beatings with whips as part of their discipline and devotional practice. Flagellant sects arose in ... (21 of 84 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/1373234​/flagellants

Macmillan British Dictionary:

masochist [countable] | masochists [plural] | masochistic [adjective, related]

someone who gets sexual pleasure from being hurt ; [informal] someone who enjoys being in an unpleasant situation (18 of 44 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/masochist

Encarta Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellants [plural] | flagellator [religion, psychology] | flagellators [religion, psychology, plural]

a penitent who whips himself or herself as a means of repentance | somebody who uses whipping to achieve pleasure (19 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861611911​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

flagellant

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Latin flagellant- "whipping", from the verb flagellare, from flagellum "whip" (see "flagellum")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/flagellant

American Heritage Dictionary:

flagellant

Origin: Latin flagellāns, flagellant-, from present participle of flagellāre, to whip; see "flagellate".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flagellant

Collins Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellator

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin flagellāre to whip, from flagellum

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/flagellant

New World Dictionary:

flagellant

Origin: Latin flagellans, present participle of flagellare: see "flagellate"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flagellant

Wiktionary:

flagellant | flagellants [plural]

Origin: the Latin flagellare meaning to whip

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/flagellant

Encarta Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellants [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Latin flagellant-, present participle of flagellare "to whip" from flagellum

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861611911​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

flagellant | flagellants [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "flagellant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "flagellant"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/flagellant

Collins Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellator

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "flagellant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "flagellant"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/flagellant

Cambridge Dictionary:

flagellant [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "flagellant"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "flagellant"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flagellant

the Free Dictionary:

flagellant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "flagellant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "flagellant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "flagellant" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/flagellant

Google Dictionary:

flagellant | flagellants [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "flagellant"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

flagellant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "flagellant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=flagel​01 word=flagellant

YourDictionary Audio:

flagellant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "flagellant" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/flagellant

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