Definition of sadist in English:

sadist

noun

  • A person who derives pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain or humiliation on others.

    ‘he was dubbed a dangerous sexual sadist by the judge at his trial’
    • ‘Who else could so deftly turn from sadist pornography to prayer?’
    • ‘He is revealed to be much more than a mere sadist.’
    • ‘The sadist is in need of institutions, the masochist of contractual relations.’
    • ‘We have a vast number of Puritanical sadists in Congress whose entire mission in life is to deny pleasure to others.’
    • ‘Unlike the Freudian model, which occurs on the level of the unconscious, his pathology allows him to choose to become the sadist.’
    • ‘A passionate defender of family values in his films, he was frequently a sadist on the set.’
    • ‘The second scene seems to take place on a miniature golf course designed by a sadist.’
    • ‘He either endured a horrific childhood or is a complete sadist.’
    • ‘We've been dominated by sadists and ignored by the apathetic.’
    • ‘He has transformed into a beaming sadist, as befits the presenter of this quiz programme.’

Pronunciation

sadist

/ˈseɪdɪst/