sadistic

[suh-dis-tik, sey-, sa-]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or characterized by sadism; deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from extreme cruelty: a sadistic psychopath.

Origin of sadistic

Related formssa·dis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·sa·dis·tic, adjectivenon·sa·dis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·sa·dis·tic, adjectiveun·sa·dis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for sadistic

ruthless, perverse, barbarous, vicious, brutal, fiendish

Word Origin and History for sadistic
adj.

1892, after German sadistisch; see sadism. Related: Sadistically.

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