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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadisticadjective

    deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another


  1. sadisticadjective

    Delighting in or feeling pleasure from the pain of others.

  2. sadisticadjective

    Of behaviour which gives pleasure in the pain of others.


  1. sadistic

    Sadistic refers to the tendency to derive pleasure or enjoyment, often sexual, from causing pain, discomfort or humiliation to others. It is related to a personality disorder characterized by such behaviors. The term originates from the name of a French nobleman, Marquis de Sade, known for his violent and sexually explicit works.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sadistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sadistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sadistic in a Sentence

  1. Circuit Judge Barrington Parker:

    It sounds sadistic to me.

  2. Marie Curie:

    There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

  3. Wilhelm Reich:

    Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.

  4. Hunter Roop:

    They are not sadistic killers and have respect for wildlife and they think they are playing an important conservation role, a view that many of us in the hunting industry agree with.

  5. A.E. Samaan:

    Socialism is submission of the masochistic masses to the will of the sadistic elites.

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