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Definition of sadist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sadist

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈseɪdɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˈsædɪst//
 
 
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a person who gets pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from hurting other people
NAmE//səˈdɪstɪk//
 
adjective He took sadistic pleasure in taunting the boy.
sadistically
 
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NAmE//səˈdɪstɪkli//
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sadist