sadist


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sa·dism

 (sā′dĭz′əm, săd′ĭz′-)
n.
1. The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others.
2. The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
3. Extreme cruelty.

[After Comte Donatien Alphonse François de Sade.]

sa′dist n.
sa·dis′tic (sə-dĭs′tĭk) adj.
sa·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or otherssadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
Translations
sadiquesadiste

sadist

[ˈseɪdɪst] Nsadista mf

sadist

[ˈseɪdɪst] nsadique mf

sadist

nSadist(in) m(f)

sadist

[ˈseɪdɪst] nsadico/a

sa·dist

n. sadista, persona que practica sadismo.

sadist

n sádico -ca mf
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