Meaning of “sadist” in the English Dictionary

"sadist" in British English

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sadistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈseɪ.dɪst/ us /ˈsæd.ɪst/
sadistic
adjective uk /səˈdɪs.tɪk/ us /səˈdɪs.tɪk/

sadistically
adverb uk /səˈdɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ 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)