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Dictionary entry overview: What does sadism mean?
• SADISM (noun)
The noun SADISM has 1 sense:
1. sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
Familiarity information: SADISM used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
Nouns denoting feelings and emotions
Hypernyms ("sadism" is a kind of...):
sexual pleasure (pleasure derived from sexual activities)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sadism"):
sadomasochism (sadism and masochism combined in one person)
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