sadist


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sa·dism

 (sā′dĭz′əm, săd′ĭz′-)
n.
1. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve causing others to suffer physical or mental pain. Also called sexual sadism.
2. The deriving of pleasure from cruelty.
3. Extreme cruelty: video games that are full of sadism.

[After ComteDonatien 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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