sadistic


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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:
Adj.1.sadistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another
masochistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from being abused or dominated

sadistic

adjective cruel, savage, brutal, beastly, vicious, ruthless, perverted, perverse, inhuman, barbarous, fiendish There was a sadistic streak in him.
Translations

sadistic

[səˈdɪstɪk] ADJsádico

sadistic

[səˈdɪstɪk] adjsadique

sadistic

adj, sadistically
advsadistisch

sadistic

[səˈdɪstɪk] adjsadico/a, sadistico/a

sadistic

adj sádico
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Sentencing them at Sheffield Crown Court, Mr Justice Keith told the pair: "The fact is this was prolonged, sadistic violence for no reason other than that you got a real kick out of hurting and humiliating them.
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A MAN involved in a sadistic farmhouse murder was yesterday jailed for life.