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OTHER WORDS FROM sadismsadist, noun, adjectivesa·dis·tic [suh-dis-tik, sey-, sa-], /səˈdɪs tɪk, seɪ-, sæ-/, adjective
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When you research wars, for example, you find that most soldiers didn’t fight in the name of sadism or some kind of ideology—they just didn’t want to let their friends down.
Dodson’s adventures in Don Draper-land are a welcome antidote to the all-too-vivid sadism of the serial killer loose in Coronado Springs.Joe Ide’s IQ series continues with the idiosyncratic marvel ‘Smoke’|Maureen Corrigan|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
Julian Fellowes can save his show by offing the target of his sadism.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’|Andrew Romano|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama processes his sadism to the point where he gets somewhat more acceptable.Obama Has a Mean Streak and He Turned It on Romney This Week|Lloyd Grove|May 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The over-reaction, the lack of professionalism, the random sadism of this boggles the mind.
But the existence of sadism is a part of the human condition that is both universal and universally hard to acknowledge.
But we must confront our sadism to protect ourselves from it.
Sadism, as we know, played a prominent part in both the French and Russian revolutions.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
I suspect that under many of our professed principles there lurk elements of unconscious sadism and masochism.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
Thus in a great many quite famous works of art there will be found an element of sadism.The Complex Vision|John Cowper Powys
Sadism is for a long time restrained by fear, education or moral sentiments.
Sadism appears to be most often an effect of hereditary alcoholic blastophthoria.
British Dictionary definitions for sadism
Derived forms of sadismsadist, nounsadistic (səˈdɪstɪk), adjectivesadistically, adverb
Word Origin for sadism
Medical definitions for sadism
Other words from sadismsa′dist n.sa•dis′tic (sə-dĭs′tĭk) adj.
Cultural definitions for sadism
Abnormal behavior characterized by deriving sexual gratification from inflicting pain on others. More loosely, sadism refers to deriving any pleasure from inflicting pain. Named after the Marquis de Sade, a French author of the eighteenth century, whose works describe many sexual perversities.