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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