Psychiatry. the condition in which sexual gratification depends on causing pain or degradation to others.
any enjoyment in being cruel.
the gaining of pleasure or sexual gratification from the infliction of pain and mental suffering on another person See also algolagnia Compare masochism
sadism sa·dism (sā’dĭz’əm, sād’ĭz’-)
The act or an instance of deriving sexual gratification from infliction of pain on others.
A psychological disorder in which sexual gratification is derived from infliction of pain on others.
sa·dis’tic (sə-dĭs’tĭk) adj.
sadism [(say-diz-uhm, sad-iz-uhm)]
Abnormal behavior characterized by deriving sexual gratification from inflicting pain on others. More loosely, sadism refers to deriving any pleasure from inflicting pain. Named after the Marquis de Sade, a French author of the eighteenth century, whose works describe many sexual perversities.
noun 1. Psychiatry. a person who has the condition of sadism, in which one receives sexual gratification from causing pain and degradation to another. 2. a person who enjoys being cruel.
adjective 1. pertaining to or concerned with sacrifice. adjective 1. used in or connected with a sacrifice
noun 1. Chemistry. an anode that is attached to a metal object subject to electrolysis and is decomposed instead of the object. sacrificial anode noun 1. (metallurgy) an electropositive metal, such as zinc, that protects a more important electronegative part by corroding when attacked by electrolytic action
adjective, sadder, saddest. 1. affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad because a close friend has moved away. 2. expressive of or characterized by sorrow: sad looks; a sad song. 3. causing sorrow: a sad disappointment; sad news. 4. (of color) somber, dark, or dull; drab. 5. deplorably bad; sorry: a […]