sadistic
adjective see sadism

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  • sadistic — index brutal, cruel, diabolic, ruthless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sadistic — (adj.) 1892, after Ger. sadistisch; see SADISM (Cf. sadism). Related: Sadistically …   Etymology dictionary

  • sadistic — [adj] cruel, perverted barbarous, brutal, fiendish, perverse, ruthless, vicious; concepts 542,545 Ant. humane, kind, merciful  …   New thesaurus

  • sadistic — [[t]sədɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED A sadistic person obtains pleasure from hurting other people and making them suffer physically or mentally. The prisoners rioted against mistreatment by sadistic guards and a starvation diet... There was a sadistic… …   English dictionary

  • sadistic — sa|dis|tic [səˈdıstık] adj cruel and enjoying making other people suffer →↑masochistic ▪ He took sadistic pleasure in humiliating her. ▪ sadistic fantasies >sadistically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sadistic — adj. Sadistic is used with these nouns: ↑pleasure …   Collocations dictionary

  • sadistic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cruel, brutal, fiendish; malicious, pernicious. See malevolence. Ant., gentle, kind. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cruel, brutal, vicious; see cruel 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY… …   English dictionary for students

  • sadistic — adjective cruel and enjoying making other people suffer: He took a sadistic delight in humiliating her. sadistically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sadistic — [səˈdɪstɪk] adj someone who is sadistic likes to hurt people …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • sadistic — sadism ► NOUN ▪ the tendency to derive sexual gratification or general pleasure from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others. DERIVATIVES sadist noun sadistic adjective sadistically adverb. ORIGIN French sadisme, from the name of the …   English terms dictionary

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