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fetish

A specific obsession, or delight, in one object or experience — a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
fetish (noun)
1.
a) an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner , broadly a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence
b) an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion - prepossession
c) an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression
2.
a rite or cult of fetish worshipers
3.
- fixation
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
fetish (noun)
1.
something about which one is constantly thinking or concerned
SYNONYMS:
fetish ( fetich), idée fixe, mania, obsession, preoccupation, prepossession
RELATED WORDS:
monomania; complex, hang-up, problem, trip; appetite, cacoëthes, compulsion, craving, desire, drive, enthusiasm, fascination, hankering, hunger, infatuation, itch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, urge, yearning, yen; idiosyncrasy, quirk; bent, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency
NEAR ANTONYMS:
apathy, disinterestedness, disregard, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern, unconcernedness
fetish (noun)
2.
something worn or kept to bring good luck or keep away evil
SYNONYMS:
amulet, fetish ( fetich), mascot, mojo, periapt, phylactery, talisman
RELATED WORDS:
gris-gris ( grigri), juju, philter, toadstone; emblem, symbol, token, totem
NEAR ANTONYMS:
curse, hex, spell
hoodoo, jinx
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