sadistic

adjective sa·dis·tic \ sə-ˈdi-stik also sā- or sa- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of sadistic

: of, relating to, or characterized by sadism
  • sadistic fantasies
: taking pleasure in the infliction of pain, punishment, or humiliation on others
  • a leg … sawed off in sections by a sadistic surgeon
  • The New Yorker
  • For my 41st birthday, an especially sadistic buddy gave me a video of me falling off my skateboard nearly 160 times.
  • —Bret Anthony Johnston

sadistically

play \sə-ˈdi-sti-k(ə-)lē also sā- or sa-\ adverb
    • … in a gangster story realism requires that the hoods kill each other off and do so sadistically.
    • —Robert F. Moss

First Known Use of sadistic

1892

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