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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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sadistically

[səˈdɪstɪkli] advsadiquement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sadistically

[səˈdɪstɪklɪ] advsadisticamente, in modo sadico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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