Definition of sadism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

sadism

noun
ˈseɪdɪzəm
 
; ˈseɪdɪzəm
 
[uncountable]
 
1 enjoyment from watching or making somebody sufferThere's a streak of sadism in his nature.2 a need to hurt somebody in order to get sexual pleasure compare masochism
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