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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·dis′tic (sə-dĭs′tĭk) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||sadistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another|
masochistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from being abused or dominated
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adjective cruel, savage, brutal, beastly, vicious, ruthless, perverted, perverse, inhuman, barbarous, fiendish There was a sadistic streak in him.
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sadistic[səˈdɪstɪk] ADJ → sádico
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sadistic[səˈdɪstɪk] adj → sadique
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adv → sadistisch
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sadistic[səˈdɪstɪk] adj → sadico/a, sadistico/a
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