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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:
Noun1.sadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or otherssadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
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Translations
sadiquesadiste

sadist

[ˈseɪdɪst] Nsadista mf
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

sadist

[ˈseɪdɪst] nsadique mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sadist

nSadist(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sadist

[ˈseɪdɪst] nsadico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sa·dist

n. sadista, persona que practica sadismo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sadist

n sádico -ca mf
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Another witness spoke of a priest being a "sadist", who took pleasure in beating young boys with a bamboo stick at Carlekemp Priory School in East Lothian.
At the event he also referred to Prime Minister Modi as a "sadist" for ignoring the people of Tamil Nadu.
Craig McGlasson A "sexual sadist" raped three women he met online, telling one she needed to be punished before sniggering after the attack.
A SADIST who boasted "I feel great" as he battered a disabled beggar to death for over three hours has been jailed for 35 years.
If you prefer the bitter taste of black coffee to the syrupy sweetness of vanilla lattes, there's a greater chance you're a sadist or psychopath.
The same cannot be said for 12-year-old Keith Bennett, the still missing victim of sadist Brady and his twisted accomplice Myra Hindley.
Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement said the anti-Kashmiri sadist mindset of Indian forces had started Mussolini style war tactic of burning down rice and fruit harvests of Kashmiri villagers.
Andrew and Daniel Frankish are the sadist scumbags from Redcar, North Yorks, who filmed themselves performing hideous acts of cruelty on their terrified Bulldog puppy, Baby.
There were moments where you were looking at 120yd par threes and thinking, "Yeah, probably going to need the driver here." Call me a sadist but I just love seeing these young American golfers, who are used to the gentle breezes of, say, California, getting up on the tee in a wind that is trying to tear their trousers off and their eyes are screaming "You have got to be kidding".
That way, any opposing lawyer painting you as a malicious sadist for using hollow nose "dum-dum"
The dad, who cannot be identified, has avoided going to jail after a judge concluded he was not a vindictive sadist but a man out of his depth.