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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.
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sadism

(ˈseɪdɪzəm; ˈsæ-)
n
the gaining of pleasure or sexual gratification from the infliction of pain and mental suffering on another person. See also algolagnia Compare masochism
[C19: from French, named after the Marquis de Sade]
ˈsadist n
sadistic adj
saˈdistically adv
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sa•dism

(ˈseɪ dɪz əm, ˈsæd ɪz-)

n.
1. sexual gratification gained by causing pain or degradation to others.
2. pleasure in being cruel.
3. extreme cruelty.
[1885–90; < French sadisme; see Sade, -ism]
sa′dist, n., adj.
sa•dis•tic (səˈdɪs tɪk) adj.
sa•dis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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sadism

1. Psychiatry. a sexual gratification gained through causing physical pain or humiliation.
2. any enjoyment in being cruel. Cf. masochism. — sadist, n. — sadistic, adj.
See also: Pain
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sadism

A form of perversion, often sexual, involving pleasure through inflicting pain on another. Sado-masochism implies a tendency toward both sadism and masochism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sadism - sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on otherssadism - sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
sexual pleasure - pleasure derived from sexual activities
sadomasochism - sadism and masochism combined in one person
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sadism

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Translations
sadisme
sadizam
szadizmus

sadism

[ˈseɪdɪzəm] Nsadismo m
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sadism

[ˈseɪdɪzəm] nsadisme m
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sadism

nSadismus m
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sadism

[ˈseɪdɪzm] nsadismo
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sa·dism

n. sadismo, perversión por la cual se obtiene placer sexual infligiendo dolor físico o psicológico a otros.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sadism

n sadismo
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