[ UK /fˈɛtɪʃˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈfɛtɪˌʃɪzəm/ ]
  1. sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
  2. a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
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How To Use fetishism In A Sentence

  • Films advocating reforms and criticizing money fetishism amid increasing commercialization in the Chinese society also formed a large proportion of the entries.
  • Yet this scenario of male sadism and necrophiliac fetishism, this duality of adoration and humiliation does not feel quite right.
  • What the officials of these states ignore is that the age of fetishism is over, and importing military hardware increases dependence.
  • The novel is a grotesque exploration of fetishism which antedates Freud.
  • Shots of the dead animal being prepared for its "extended existence" indicate the lead character's fetishism of a "dead" past.
  • Emerging economies are still prey to what Harvard's Dani Rodrik has called " export fetishism
  • The most frequent metaphorical vehicle used in representing fetishism is the image of the object that comes to life.
  • The common centre and starting-point of fetishism, polytheism, and monotheism on this view (the 'dispersive' view) of the evolution of religion lies in the heart of man, in a consciousness, originally vague in the extreme, of the personality and superiority to man of the being or object worshipped. Recent Developments in European Thought
  • Exclusively heterosexual, his imagery shows no sign of fetishism or sadomasochism, no unseemly interest in children.
  • The French psychologist Alfred Binet adapted de Brosses's religious fetishism to sexual pathology in 1887.
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