sadistic

sadistic

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

Origin:
sad(ism) + -istic

sadistically, adverb
nonsadistic, adjective
nonsadistically, adverb
unsadistic, adjective
unsadistically, adverb
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sadism (ˈseɪdɪzəm, ˈsæ-)
 
n
See also algolagnia Compare masochism the gaining of pleasure or sexual gratification from the infliction of pain and mental suffering on another person
 
[C19: from French, named after the Marquis de Sade]
 
'sadist
 
n
 
sadistic
 
adj
 
sa'distically
 
adv

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sadistic
1892, after Ger. sadistisch; see sadism. Related: Sadistically.
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