sadism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sadismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈseɪ.dɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈsæd.ɪ-/
the ​activity of getting ​pleasure, sometimes ​sexual, from being ​cruel to or ​hurting another ​person
(Definition of sadism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sadism”
in Arabic سادِيّة…
in Korean 가학증…
in Portuguese sadismo…
in Catalan sadisme…
in Japanese サディズム, 加虐性愛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 施虐狂, 性施虐狂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虐待狂, 性虐狂…
in Italian sadismo…
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