Definition of "sadism" [sadism]

  • (noun) The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others.
  • (noun) The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
  • (noun) Extreme cruelty.

Use "sadism" in a sentence

  • "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?"
  • "But let's not talk as if sadism is about seeking God and just coming up short."
  • "That overlooks or minimizes the element in sadism (and in all sin) of self-love in preference to other goods, including the Supreme Good."

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