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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In the manner of deriving pleasure from cruelty.

Usage examples (22)
  • Three killers were given long sentences yesterday for "sadistically" murdering a teenager in a re-enactment of a scene from a spoof horror film
  • Arabs are tortured to death and treated sadistically?
  • How could seemingly normal people behave so sadistically?
  • She had actively, sadistically enjoyed Mark's uneasiness, too. for more
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