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sadist

noun [C] uk   /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
adjective uk   /səˈdɪs.tɪk/ us  
sadistic behaviour/pleasureUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
sadistically
adverb uk   /səˈdɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
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