Definition of sadism in English:

sadism

Line breaks: sad¦ism
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪdɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

sadist

noun
More example sentences
  • Jeffrey Dahmer was not a sadist, necrophiliac and cannibal who preyed on 16 children and young males ‘in a vacuum’.
  • The most dangerous type of rapist is the sexual sadist.
  • There is a world of difference between animals tortured and killed for the pleasure of sadists, and animals stunned (which the law requires) and killed for food.

Origin

late 19th century: from French sadisme, from the name of the Marquis de Sade, Comte de.

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