Definition of Sadist

1. Noun. Someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others.

Generic synonyms: Degenerate, Deviant, Deviate, Pervert
Antonyms: Masochist
Derivative terms: Sadism



Definition of Sadist

1. Noun. One who derives pleasure through cruelty or pain to others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sadist

1. one marked by sadism [n -S] : SADISTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Sadist

1. One who practices sadism. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sadist

sadguru
sadgurus
sadhana
sadhanas
sadhe
sadhes
sadhu
sadhus
sadi
sadic
sadiron
sadirons
sadis
sadisms
sadist (current term)
sadistic
sadistically
sadists
saditty
sadly
sadness
sadnesses
sado

Literary usage of Sadist

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1. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse: Love and Pain; the Sexual Impulse in Women by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The sadist often a Masochist in Disguise —The Spectacle of Pain or Struggle as a Sexual Stimulant. IN the foregoing rapid survey of the great group of ..."

2. Analysis of the Sexual Impulse: Love and Pain; the Sexual Impulse in Women by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The sadist often a Masochist in Disguise —The Spectacle of Pain or Struggle as a Sexual Stimulant. IN the foregoing rapid survey of the great group of ..."

3. Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"The sadist often a Masochist in Disguise —The Spectacle of Pain or Struggle as a Sexual Stimulant. In the foregoing rapid survey of the great group of ..."

4. The Child's Unconscious Mind: The Relations of Psychoanalysis to Education by Wilfrid Lay (1919)
"There is a difference in degree, however, between the sadist sublimated slightly to an anti-vivisectionist or to an inventor of improved methods for ..."

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