sadist Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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sadistnoun [C]

uk   /ˈseɪ.dɪst/  us   /ˈsæd.ɪst/
a ​person who gets ​pleasure, sometimes ​sexual, by being ​cruel to or ​hurting another ​person
sadistic
adjective uk   us   /səˈdɪs.tɪk/
sadistic ​behaviour/​pleasure
sadistically
adverb uk   us   /səˈdɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of sadist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sadistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈseɪ·dɪst, ˈsæd·ɪst/
a ​person who gets ​pleasure from ​hurting another ​person
sadism
noun [U]  us   /ˈseɪˌdɪz·əm, ˈsædˌɪz-/
sadistic
adjective  us   /səˈdɪs·tɪk/
a sadistic ​acts
(Definition of sadist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sadist”
in Arabic سادي…
in Korean 가학 성애자…
in Portuguese sádico, -a…
in Catalan sàdic, -a…
in Japanese サディスト, サド, 加虐性愛者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 施虐狂者, 性施虐狂者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虐待狂者, 性虐狂者…
in Italian sadico, -a…
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