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EXHIBITIONIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exhibitionist mean? 

EXHIBITIONIST (noun)
  The noun EXHIBITIONIST has 2 senses:

1. someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
2. someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention

  Familiarity information: EXHIBITIONIST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXHIBITIONIST (noun)


Sense 1exhibitionist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

exhibitionist; flasher

Hypernyms ("exhibitionist" is a kind of...):

compulsive (a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exhibitionist"):

streaker (someone who takes off all their clothes and runs naked through a public place)


Sense 2exhibitionist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

show-off; exhibitionist

Hypernyms ("exhibitionist" is a kind of...):

egoist; egotist; swellhead (a conceited and self-centered person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exhibitionist"):

grandstander (someone who performs with an eye to the applause from spectators in the grandstand)

hot dog; hotdog (someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself)

poser; poseur (a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not)


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