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English definition of “sadist”

sadist

noun [C]     /ˈseɪ.dɪst/ US  /ˈsæd.ɪst/
a person who gets pleasure, sometimes sexual, by being cruel to or hurting another personUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men sadistic     /səˈdɪs.tɪk/ adjective sadistic behaviour/pleasureUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse sadistically     /səˈdɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
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