Adjective "sadomasochistic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Characterized by or deriving sexual gratification from both sadism and masochism.
  1. 'a complex sadomasochistic relationship'
  2. 'We have seen characters like this in many mob stories, the sadomasochistic psychopath who flaunts rank against reproach.'
  3. 'This sadomasochistic element introduces complex shades of meaning to her character.'
  4. 'Women are portrayed as desexualized personae and seen through a sadomasochistic veil.'
  5. 'They are the dirty secrets under the squeaky-clean surface, the seductive sadomasochistic dream behind absolute power.'
  6. 'The elements of sadomasochistic sex, desires for violence, and a trajectory toward suicide will provoke discomfort among many readers.'


1. interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.

2. gratification, especially sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined.Abbreviation:S-M, S and M.

More examples(as adjective)

"streaks can be sadomasochistic."