[ sey-dist, sad-ist ]
/ ˈseɪ dɪst, ˈsæd ɪst /
Psychiatry. a person who has the condition of sadism, in which one receives sexual gratification from causing pain and degradation to another.
a person who enjoys being cruel.
beast, lout, critter, ogre, savage, ruffian, devil, animal, monster, cannibal, swine, degenerate, fiend, creature
Origin of sadist
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