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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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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
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sadistic

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

sadistic

[səˈdɪstɪk] ADJsádico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sadistic

[səˈdɪstɪk] adjsadique
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sadistic

adj, sadistically
advsadistisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sadistic

[səˈdɪstɪk] adjsadico/a, sadistico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sadistic

adj sádico
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Compulsive shopping and sadistic personality disorders are examples of proposed and potentially problematic entries.
Some have proposed a new entry for sadistic personality disorder, which is defined as people who are mean, cruel, and intent on making other people suffer.
The two homesick [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 2 OMITTED] groups did not differ from each other with respect to all personality disorder scales, except for the sadistic personality disorder scale, the group with episodic homesickness scoring higher than the chronic homesick.