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sadism

noun [U] uk   /ˈseɪ.dɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈsæd.ɪ-/
the activity of getting pleasure, sometimes sexual, from being cruel to or hurting another person
Translations of “sadism”
in Korean 가학증…
in Arabic سادِيّة…
in Portuguese sadismo…
in Catalan sadisme…
in Japanese サディズム, 加虐性愛…
in Italian sadismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虐待狂, 性虐狂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 施虐狂, 性施虐狂…
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