Definition of Pygmalionism in English:

Pygmalionism

noun

Psychology
  • The condition of loving a statue, image, or inanimate object; sexual attraction towards such an object.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), writer and sexologist. From Pygmalion, the name of a character in Greek mythology + -ism, apparently after German Pygmalionismus.

Pronunciation

Pygmalionism

/pɪɡˈmeɪlɪənɪz(ə)m/