What does sadist mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadist(noun)

    someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others


  1. sadist(Noun)

    One who derives pleasure through cruelty or pain to others.

  2. Origin: Named after the Marquis de Sade, famed for his libertine writings depicting the pleasure of inflicting pain to others. The word for "sadism" (sadisme) is forged or acknowledged in the 1834 posthumous reprint of French lexicographer Boiste's Dictionnaire universel de la langue française; it is reused along with "sadist" (sadique) in 1862 by French critic Sainte-Beuve in his commentary of Flaubert's novel Salammbô; it is reused (possibly independently) in 1886 by Austrian psychiatrist Krafft-Ebing in Psychopathia Sexualis which popularized it; it is directly reused in 1905 by Freud in Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality which definitely established the word.


  1. Sadist

    Sadist is a death metal band from Genoa, Italy, founded in 1991. The band split up in 2000 after releasing their Lego album, but reunited in 2005 and released their self-titled album in 2007.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sadist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sadist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    This is about a seasoned predator who is a stalker and an abuser and sadist, honing in on a much younger woman.

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