Like - trying to catch a disease on purpose.

  • Not everyone wants to catch a disease on purpose. – skymningen Jan 28 '15 at 12:11
  • A word that could describe a hypothetical scenario whereby everyone wants to catch a disease on purpose. – need-not-kNow Jan 28 '15 at 12:14
  • Maybe death wish? – Mynamite Jan 28 '15 at 12:16
  • Hmm, no. Sorry. – need-not-kNow Jan 28 '15 at 12:17
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    Now we got three different options on what you are asking. A word for something bad that everyone wants, a word for (one person) wanting something that is normally considered bad to happen (to them?) or a word for a scenario where people would suddenly want to have something bad happen to them (which could be a catastrophe,leaving the people to wish for the lesser evil). Could you please update your question with a clear description of what you are asking? – skymningen Jan 28 '15 at 12:18

From my point of view, it can only be "a masochist's dream" or "a masochist's delight".

Anyone who wishes for something bad for himself (like catching a disease) can only be a masochist, at least from everybody else's point of view.

  • masochist (noun) someone who derives pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself. Someone who has a tendency to subject himself to unpleasant or trying experiences. TFD

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