from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to masturbation.
- adjective Excessively self-indulgent or self-involved.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Concerned with the practice of masturbation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or relating to
- adjective Excessively self-absorbed or self-indulgent.
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– Well, I’m a libertarian who thinks the libertarian party is an exercise in masturbatory moralism.
For themselves (and while I would instinctively label it "masturbatory", this mode does imply a somewhat "purer" form of writing, if you subscribe to such notions in this post-post-post modern age);
A pair of dark-haired sisters who shared an uncanny mental bond played chess at one of the tables, which seemed kind of masturbatory, somehow.
The next one is a really interesting discourse in philosophy, and it comes not in a kind of masturbatory intellectual discourse of big words and bull crap, but it really lets you find out what the big point is.
I understand what DFW was going for in this section -- talking about hideous disfigurements while also reveling in the beauty of the words ... but it just comes across as a kind of masturbatory Don DeLillo homage.
That makes the distinction between "masturbatory" restoration and an actual restoration even clearer.
Antinous/Moderator said: "You mean 'masturbatory' isn't a compliment?
All they possessed was a linding, visceral hatred of the left and a masturbatory lust for the return to power.
Again, how is Sarah Palin going to help you besides whatever is in your masturbatory fantasies?
By 13, most of them already have sex lives – at least masturbatory ones.