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sa·dis·tic

(să-dis'tik),
Pertaining to or characterized by sadism.

sadistic

adjective Referring to sadism.

sa·dis·tic

(să-dis'tik)
Pertaining to or characterized by sadism.
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The three victims all gave evidence describing how their daily routines were punctuated by random acts of bizarre and sadistic violence at the hands of their foster mother.
So the only reason for him to be hitting her like this is his own sadistic pleasure,'' the prosecutor argued.
Yodd, the Whale Caller's unseen confessor; and Saluni's friends the "Bored Twins," nine-year-old girls with angelic voices and a sadistic streak that seems to strengthen over time.
AN ENORMOUS TAX CUT THAT LIMITS THE SADISTIC TORTURING OF CUTE ANIMALS:
She discusses the personal life of the female professional dancer: her humble background, her sadistic dance teachers, her victimized social life all too often enmeshed in prostitution.
The Supreme Court did not need to create of a catalogue of all acts by which cruel and sadistic purpose to harm another would be manifest; but if it had, such act would be near the top of the list.
The concentration camp scenes are graphic, compelling and realistically sadistic (not for everyone) leaving readers with empathy for the victims and a bad taste as the Elders use an organized sponsored ism to condone what they do to the Jews.
Passport To Life is also an erudite and scholarly treatise on the nature of hatred, and the core human impulses that are all too easily channeled into sadistic and masochistic fervor ("you have to be carefully taught not to hate", the author warns), whether by organized religion, ideology, totalitarian government, or other sources.
Other research has uncovered that Kinsey was a sadistic homosexual who seduced his male students and coerced his wife, staff, and staff's wives to perform for and with him in illegal pornographic films.
It's not the seamy subject matter that is striking in Notice but the bleakness of Lewis's vision, rendered in the ominously flat first-person voice of the young addict and prostitute at the novel's center, who is taken up by a sadistic businessman and his numbed wife, Ingrid.
Her bombs (male, female, or androgynous) erupt into mushroom clouds that are equally noxious and ecstatic--an orgasmic nihilism exponentially more far-reaching than any single petite mort--relentlessly reminding us that violence is very often bound up with sadistic sexuality.
Real-life Merrick was a 19th-century victim of skin and bone diseases that gave him a monstrous appearance and resulted in a bonded servitude to the sadistic carnival manager.