[ UK /sˈe‍ɪdɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈseɪdɪzəm/ ]
  1. sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
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How To Use sadism In A Sentence

  • All we get in Cake Boss is tooth-scraping grit and unlovable goons, with a dash of sadism. 'Cake Boss': Cousin Anthony had it coming! | EW.com
  • They include auto-mutilation of her genitals with a razor, voyeurism, taking sexual pleasure in urination, sadism, and masochism.
  • This was a savage, brutalised society, held together by fear and sadism.
  • June 2nd, 2006 at 4: 48 pm cebula john says: bush, blind faith of israel sadism and banditry is your principle value. Think Progress » Bolton: ‘This is Put Up or Shut Up Time For Iran,’ Unilateral Military Action Is ‘On The Table’
  • ‘There is no room in my life for drugs, fights, divorce, adultery, sadism, unnecessary fuss and sex,’ he says now.
  • At the same time, Freudian psychoanalysis offers an understanding of the formations of sadism and masochism as complementary and vacillating.
  • That the existance of illegal acts of sadism is just as horrifying as mass sadism openly practiced and touted as a virtue by the highest officials in the government? Matthew Yglesias » The Embrace
  • Objectivism then proceeds to "elevate" the pupil to true malignant narcissism by demonizing "altruism" -- Rand's term of art for all the empathetic values -- and lionizing sadism. Marcella Mroczkowski: Danger! Empathy and Psychopathy as Competing Value Systems in Politics and Economics
  • There would be clear evidence of sexual sadism in terms of fantasies, urges, history, and behavior in these cases.
  • As for the teacher's motives in accepting to enter into these displacements of identity, they are even more suspect than those of the younger person, to the precise extent that sadism is morally and socially more suspect than masochism. Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man
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