Definition of satyriasis in US English:



  • Uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man.

    Compare with nymphomania
    • ‘The first to look after him was his long-suffering wife, Johanna - long-suffering because when he was on a high he was beset by satyriasis, recklessly pursuing every woman within arm's reach.’
    • ‘In the past, other labels such as nymphomania, satyriasis, and hyper-sexuality have been used’
    • ‘Part of the problem is that British culture has been so heavily influenced by the satyriasis of the former US president.’


Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek saturiasis, from saturos (see satyr).