paedophilia

abnormal love or sexual attraction for children

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • paedophilia — (n.) see PEDOPHILIA (Cf. pedophilia); also Cf. PEDO (Cf. pedo ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • paedophilia — [[t]pi͟ːdəfɪ̱liə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Paedophilia is sexual activity with children or the condition of being sexually attracted to children. (in AM, use pedophilia) …   English dictionary

  • paedophilia — n. abnormal sexual attraction to childrenn. sexual deviation characterized by an abnormal sexual attraction to young children (also paedophilia) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paedophilia — paedophile (US pedophile) ► NOUN ▪ a person who is sexually attracted to children. DERIVATIVES paedophilia noun paedophiliac adjective & noun. ORIGIN from Greek pais child …   English terms dictionary

  • paedophilia — noun a) sexual feelings of adults directed towards children. b) Overt sexual acts directed toward children. See Also: pedophile, paedophile, hebephilia, pederast …   Wiktionary

  • paedophilia — n. sexual attraction to children (of either sex). Sexual activity with any children under the age of 16 is illegal in the UK. The condition is usually caused by psychological and social factors, which affect the development of sexuality.… …   Medical dictionary

  • paedophilia — paed|o|phil|i|a [ ,pedou fıliə ] the British spelling of pedophilia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paedophilia — n. sexual attraction to children (of either sex) that may cause deviant behaviour. Sexual activity with any children under the age of 16 is illegal in the UK. Paedophiles may seek treatment because of society s disapproval: behaviour therapy can… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • paedophilia — UK [ˌpiːdəˈfɪlɪə] / US [ˌpedoʊˈfɪlɪə] noun [uncountable] sexual feelings for children in an adult …   English dictionary

  • paedophilia — /pɛdəˈfɪliə/ (say peduh fileeuh), /pidə / (say peeduh ), / ˈfil / (say feel ), / jə/ (say yuh) noun sexual attraction in an adult towards children. Also, pedophilia. {paed + o + philia} Usage …   Australian English dictionary

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