Exhibitionism



[ek-suh-bish-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌɛk səˈbɪʃ əˌnɪz əm/

noun
1.
a tendency to display one’s abilities or to behave in such a way as to attract attention.
2.
Psychiatry. a disorder characterized especially by a compulsion to exhibit the genitals in public.
/ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
a compulsive desire to attract attention to oneself, esp by absurd or exaggerated behaviour or boasting
2.
(psychiatry) a compulsive desire to expose one’s genital organs publicly

exhibitionism ex·hi·bi·tion·ism (ěk’sə-bĭsh’ə-nĭz’əm)
n.
An abnormal compulsion to expose the genitals with the intent of provoking sexual interest in the viewer.
ex’hi·bi’tion·ist n.

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