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sadistic

[suh-dis-tik, sey-, sa-] /səˈdɪs tɪk, seɪ-, sæ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by sadism; deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from extreme cruelty:
a sadistic psychopath.
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sadistically, adverb
nonsadistic, adjective
nonsadistically, adverb
unsadistic, adjective
unsadistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sadistically

sadistic

adj.

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

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