1. pedophilia

noun. ['ˌpɛdəˈfɪljə'] a sexual attraction to children.


  • paraphilia


  • -philia (English)
  • φιλία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • pedo- (English)
  • πέδον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Pedophilia

  • brasilia
  • sicilia
  • shelia
  • ilya

Sentences with pedophilia

1. Noun, singular or mass
Typically, when the term pedophilia is used, it does not refer to this type of consensual relationship, but to nonconsensual sexual contact between an adult and a child of any age.

2. Noun, plural
For example, those convicted of a crime involving pedophilia, such as child molestation or possession of child pornography, may undergo counseling designed to help them control urges or change their thought processes.

3. Verb, base form
Sometimes, a story demands that the protagonist tell his own story; in Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," Humbert attempts to persuade readers to understand what drove him to pedophilia and murder.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
There are many sites that promote such activities as illegal file sharing (piracy), pedophilia through pornography, bomb-making and how-to’s on crime strategy.