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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadistnoun

    someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others

Wiktionary

  1. sadistnoun

    One who derives pleasure through cruelty or pain to others.

  2. Etymology: 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.

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  1. sadist

    A sadist is an individual who derives pleasure, often sexual, from inflicting pain, suffering or humiliation on others. This can involve both physical and psychological harm. The term originates from the name of the French author Marquis de Sade, known for his explicit works depicting violence and sexual perversion.

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of sadist in a Sentence

  1. A.E. Samaan:

    The sadist desires to command and control. The masochist desires to be freed from the burdens of liberty. That is Socialism.

  2. Gail Dines:

    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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