[suh-dis-tik, sey-, sa-]
- pertaining to or characterized by sadism; deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from extreme cruelty: a sadistic psychopath.
Origin of sadistic
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Word Origin and History for sadistic
1892, after German sadistisch; see sadism. Related: Sadistically.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper