Definition of Sadistic

1. Adjective. Deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another.

Antonyms: Masochistic
Derivative terms: Sadism



Definition of Sadistic

1. Adjective. Delighting in or feeling pleasure from the pain of others. ¹

2. Adjective. Of behaviour which gives pleasure in the pain of others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sadistic

1. sadist [adj] - See also: sadist

Medical Definition of Sadistic

1. Pertaining to or characterised by sadism. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sadistic

sadgurus
sadhana
sadhanas
sadhe
sadhes
sadhu
sadhus
sadi
sadic
sadiron
sadirons
sadis
sadism
sadisms
sadist
sadistic (current term)
sadistically
sadists
saditty
sadly
sadness
sadnesses
sado
sadomasochism
sadomasochisms
sadomasochist
sadomasochistic
sadomasochistic relationship
sadomasochistically
sadomasochists

Literary usage of Sadistic

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1. Psychopathia Sexualis, with Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1922)
"The foregoing groups do not exhaust the forms in which! the sadistic impulse toward women is expressed. If the impulse is not overmastering, or if there is ..."

2. Morbid Fears and Compulsions: Their Psychology and Psychoanalytic Treatment by Horace Westlake Frink (1918)
"The character of the compulsion neurotic might be described as that of an ill tempered, willful sadistic child or of a querulous hateful old woman, ..."

3. Psychopathia Sexualis: With Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1906)
"The foregoing groups do not exhaust the forms in which the sadistic impulse ... of masturbation or accompany the process of pollution ill sadistic fancies. ..."

4. Man's Unconscious Spirit; the Psychoanalysis of Spiritism by Wilfrid Lay (1921)
"sadistic Wish Another infantile mental trend however appears in the fabric of this immortality wish namely the sadistic-masochistic trend according to which ..."

5. Medicolegal Aspects of Moral Offenses by Léon Henri Thoinot, Arthur Wisswald Weysse (1911)
"sadistic crimes constitute a very interesting chapter in legal medicine always in order, and of which you cannot be ignorant without exposing yourself to ..."

6. Man's Unconscious Spirit; the Psychoanalysis of Spiritism by Wilfrid Lay (1921)
"sadistic Wish Another infantile mental trend however appears in the fabric of this immortality wish namely the sadistic-masochistic trend according to which ..."

7. Psychoanalysis and Love by André Tridon (1922)
"... us thousands of cases in which the female of the human species betrayed many sadistic instincts, not infrequently associated with her love activities. ..."

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