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Definition of the noun necrophilia

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noun - plural: necrophilias

  1. an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies

Alternative definition of the noun necrophilia


  1. [sexuality] A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse.
  2. Pathological fascination with death.


  1. "Necrophilia" is a composition.
  2. "Necrophilia" is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones.

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Google previewWe Did What?! Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American History (2016)

by Timothy B. Jay

Necrophilia refers to an obsessive fascination with death and dead bodies; this also refers to necrophiliacs, that is, people who want to have sex with a dead bodies.

Google previewErroneous Human Laws and the Social Evils (1921)

by Ladislaus R. Slominski

NECROPHILIA. Necrophilia is the perversion in which the sex relation is practiced upon cadavers. It is incurable, and the only possible treatment is isolation.

Google previewManual of Psychiatry (1916)

by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff

Necrophilia is the rarest of all forms of sexual perversion. It consists in a ...

Google previewDisowning Knowledge (2003)

In Seven Plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell

(Necrophilia is an apt fate for a mind whose reason is suffocating in its sumptuous capacity for figuration, and which takes the dying into love literally to entail killing. "That death's unnatural, that kills for loving" [V, ii, 41]; or that turns ...

Google previewZombies Are Us (2011)

Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead by Christopher M. Moreman, Cory James Rushton

change; “necrophilia is the displaced, uncanny desire to dig up the past and make it live again—to recover a trace of the lost other in ...

Google previewSexual Desire (2015)

A Philosophical Investigation by Roger Scruton

Paedophilia Necrophilia is the most absolute form of perversion, in which the other's existence is regarded as a threat to the sexual endeavour. In other perversions, the other is wanted, not in absent, but in diminished, form. The paradigm case ...

Google previewThe Claim of Reason (1999)

Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy by Stanley Cavell

(Necrophilia is an apt fate for a mind whose reason is suffocating in its sumptuous capacity for figuration, and which takes the dying into love literally to entail killing. “That death's unnatural, that kills for loving” (V, ii, 41); or that ...

Google previewThe Dogma of Christ (2014)

and Other Essays on Religion, Psychology and Culture by Erich Fromm

Necrophilia is the true perversion, that of aiming at destruction while one is alive. The revolutionary character thinks and feels in what might be called a “critical mood”—in a critical key, to use a symbol from music. The Latin motto De omnibus ...

Google previewThe Pathology of Normalcy (2011)

by Erich Fromm

You know necrophilia is a perversion that denotes the desire of a man to have intercourse with the body of a dead woman. Well, that is rare, but it exists. Unamuno here uses it in a much wider sense, namely the love for death, the attraction to ...

Google previewMinding the Body (2014)

The Body in Psychoanalysis and Beyond by Alessandra Lemma

Necrophilia is a perversion that is quite remote from the daily practice of analysts. Only those working in forensic settings typically encounter it. Necrophilic fantasies, however, are more common even if patients quite understandably struggle to ...

Google previewKaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (2011)

by Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock

NECROPHILIA. Necrophilia is an obsession with obtaining sexual gratification from cadavers.

Google previewThe Lancet-Clinic (1913)

by Charles H. Castle, M.D.

Necrophilia is the passionate desire for sexual gratification with a dead body generally resulting in the violation of female cadavers. Such a perversity is ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Book of Top Ten Lists (2009)

A Mind-Boggling Collection of Fun, Fascinating and Bizarre Facts on Movies, Music, Sports, Crime, Ce by

Necrophilia is a sexual attraction to human corpses. This fetish can lead to grave- robbing and sexual activity with the dead body. In the United States, no federal law exists to outlaw this act, but several states regard it as a misdemeanor or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Necrophilia, or sex with the dead, is a little understood behavior. Necrophilia has even been seen in animals. This chapter aims at throwing empirical light on necrophilia by showing its typologies and etiopathology. Legal and ethical aspects ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death and Dying (2003)

by Glennys Howarth, Oliver Leaman

Necrophilia is a rare condition of being responsive to or entirely committed to sexual activitywitha dead body for sexual arousal and orgasm to be possible. A condition that is mainly found in men, such people generally have no or little interest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)

by Craig J. Forsyth, Heith Copes

Necrophilia involves sexual intercourse with a corpse. It comes from the Greek words nekros (meaning dead body) and philia (meaning love or friendship). Psychiatrists classify it as a paraphilia, which involves sexual arousal to an object that ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice (2002)

by Mark S. Davis

necrophilia the aberrant fixation with death and dead persons. Necrophilia can manifest itself in a number of ways, ranging from sexual fetishism associated with coffins ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

instinct necrophilia, necrophilia instinct (an abnormal instinct indeed) necrophobia, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

A pathological preoccupation with dead bodies, or another name for *necrophilia. [From Greek nekros a dead body + mania madness] necrophilia n.

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Esoteric (2004)

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury

" Necrophilia Sexual intercourse with the dead. This sometimes arises among psychopathic murderers ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

necro-, prefix meaning “death or corpse”: necronectomy, necrophilia, necrosis. necrobiosis / nek′rōbī·ō′sis/, 1. the death of a small area of cells in a large area of living tissue.

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

necro-, prefix meaning “death or corpse”: necronectomy, necrophilia, necrosis. necrobiosis lnek'rObT-O'sisl, 1. the death of a small area of cells in a large area of living tissue. 2. the normal death of tissue cells as a result ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

in the second, dreams of incest; in the third, dreams of necrophilia and bestiality. Artemidorus' interpretations reflect the commonly ...

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