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sadism

 [sa´dizm]
the act or instance of gaining pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain on another. The term is usually used to denote sexual s. adj., adj sadis´tic.
sexual sadism a paraphilia in which sexual gratification is derived from hurting, humiliating, or otherwise inflicting physical or psychological suffering on another.

sa·dism

(sā'dizm, sad'izm),
A form of perversion, often sexual in nature, in which a person finds pleasure in inflicting abuse and maltreatment. Compare: masochism.
[Marquis de Sade, 1740-1814, confessedly addicted to the practice]

sadism

(sā′dĭz′əm, săd′ĭz′-)
n.
1. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve causing others to suffer physical or mental pain. Also called sexual sadism.
2. The deriving of pleasure from cruelty.
3. Extreme cruelty: video games that are full of sadism.

sa′dist n.
sa·dis′tic (sə-dĭs′tĭk) adj.
sa·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.
Psychiatry Pleasure derived from inflicting physical or psychological pain or abuse on others
Sexology A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism hinges on play acting as an authoritarian figure who imposes abuse, torture, punishment, discipline, humiliation, obedience and servitude.

sa·dism

(sā'dizm)
A form of perversion, often sexual in nature, in which a person finds pleasure in inflicting abuse and maltreatment.
Compare: masochism, sadomasochism, algolagnia
[Marquis de Sade, 1740-1814, confessedly addicted to the practice]

sadism

A form of deviant sexuality in which pleasure and sexual arousal are derived from the infliction, or contemplation, of another's pain. From the name of the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), a French writer of pornographic pseudophilosophy. Compare MASOCHISM.

Sadism

Sexual arousal through inflicting pain on another person.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions

Sade,

Donatien Alphonse François, Comte de, French soldier, writer, and libertine, 1740-1814.
sadism - a form of perversion in which a person finds pleasure in inflicting abuse and maltreatment.
sadist - one who practices sadism.
sadomasochism - a form of perversion marked by enjoyment of cruelty and/or humiliation in its received or active and/or dispensed and passive form.
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