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Finding great pleasure in another person's suffering; going so far as to inflict that suffering intentionally in pursuit of one's own pleasure.
Jeff's penchant for sadism reached new heights when he found his ideal subject and truly delighted in her torment.
by MadMan'sMadQueen October 15, 2017
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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
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the obtaining of pleasure, sometimes sexual, from being cruel to or hurting another person
by skippy June 13, 2003
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From the Marquis de Sade, enjoying inclicting pain, fear, and/or general suffering

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
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The act of being sad all the time and making others around you sad too.
Sadism is the best thing we can achieve. It is the only thing from which we can experience heaven in it's truest form. Even the font i'm writing in is sadist. Henceforth i propose the idea of promoting sadism. I hope you'll partake in this wonderful way of life.
Me:Hey sam,Why are you peeing on everyone's school bag?
Sam:I am spreading sadism.
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(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
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