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1.
Origin: Derived from the marquis de sade

Function (n.) one who derives sexual pleasure from hurting others.
Maquis de sade was the ultimate sadistic writer.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 16, 2004
 
2.
the obtaining of pleasure, sometimes sexual, from being cruel to or hurting another person
by skippy June 13, 2003
 
3.
From the Marquis de Sade, enjoying inclicting pain, fear, and/or general suffering

Witnessing
the same things inflicted on others.

Similar to schadenfreude, but sadism is often more sexual in nature.
What are you-?! Get that snake away from me! You know that I'm scared of them-! What did I tell you?! Stop it! You're so damn sadistic!
by Sam October 29, 2004
 
4.
Sexual pleasure derived from inflicting pain on another individual.
David is a Sadist.
by JDAltazar January 28, 2003
 
5.
(n.)The emotional release consequent to having had just about enough of feminist cunts.
Following his third divorce, Randy devoured the works of the Marquis de Sade and became a devotee of Sadism.
by Etymoligizer October 04, 2007
 
6.
a reason for a pissed off neighbourhood to come to come and hang your distasteful and disgusting degenerate ass from a light standard in said neighbourhood if you are ever outed as such.
Sadism is a term found in every edition of of DSM IV and Sexualis Pychopathia ever since these tomes were written
by Jonathan Michael Michael Reiter October 31, 2004