Adjective "sadists" definition and examples

(Sadists may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈseɪdɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who derives pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain or humiliation on others.
  1. 'A passionate defender of family values in his films, he was frequently a sadist on the set.'
  2. 'Unlike the Freudian model, which occurs on the level of the unconscious, his pathology allows him to choose to become the sadist.'
  3. 'He is revealed to be much more than a mere sadist.'
  4. 'The sadist is in need of institutions, the masochist of contractual relations.'
  5. 'He has transformed into a beaming sadist, as befits the presenter of this quiz programme.'

More definitions

1. Psychiatry. a person who has the condition of sadism, in which one receives sexual gratification from causing pain and degradation to another.

2. a person who enjoys being cruel.

More examples(as adjective)

"torturers can be sadists."

"doctors can be sadists."

Origin

(sadist)