• (British) IPA: /ˌpiː.dəˈfɪ.li.ə/
  • (AU) IPA: /ˌpe.dəˈfɪ.li.ə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌpɛ.dəˈə/

pedophilia (American spelling)

  1. Sexual attraction to children by adults.
    Synonyms: childlove, pederosis
    Antonyms: teleiophilia, pedophobia
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    Hypernyms: paraphilia
    • 2007, Margaret Mary Wright, Judicial decision making in child sexual abuse cases, page 122:
      As noted earlier, pedophilia was cited as both an aggravating and a mitigating circumstance by trial judges, as was the absence of pedophilia.
    • 2009, Ann Kring, Sheri Johnson, Gerald C. Davison, Abnormal Psychology:
      Sometimes a man with pedophilia is content to stroke the child's hair, but he may also manipulate the child's genitalia, [...]
  2. Sexual activity between adults and children.
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  • Russian: педофили́я

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