Adjective "fetishistic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to sexual fetishism.
  1. 'The whole film has an attractive, dark, fetishistic gleam, too.'
  2. 'There is a perceived incongruity between the film's dark, fetishistic side and its ironic and humorous jabs at squeaky-clean middle-class America.'
  3. 'Underwear with suspender elastic hanging off may have looked chicly fetishistic on the women but positively frightful on the men.'
  4. 'The figures seem oblivious of each other, and their erotic endeavour seems cerebral or fetishistic.'
  5. 'In her life and throughout her oeuvre, she unabashedly appropriated the prerogative of the fetishistic gaze associated with the masculine observer.'
  6. 'their almost fetishistic attention to detail'
  7. 'The success of the song is entirely dependent on its contemporary relevance in the guise of almost fetishistic devotion to 60s pop nostalgia.'
  8. 'The playwrights who wrote for the public stage depicted characters who demonstrated a fetishistic preoccupation with clothes and who dressed ostentatiously.'
  9. 'They bring to art a fetishistic desire to collect: to do something with the unending flow of material.'
  10. 'In fact, characters in the movie gush over designer names with almost fetishistic glee.'
  11. 'He covers the floor of every set with fetishistic zeal.'


1. belief in or use of fetishes.

2. Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object, or part of the body, as a stimulus in the course of attaining sexual gratification, as a shoe, a lock of hair, or underclothes.

3. blind devotion: a fetishism of sacrifice to one's children.

More examples(as adjective)

"sexualities can be fetishistic."

"grasses can be fetishistic."