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sadistic

adjective

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having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
  • the troubled youth is being treated by a psychotherapist for his sadistic urges to hurt animals

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The first known use of sadistic was in 1892

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“Sadistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sadistic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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