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Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
Emile M. Cioran

Meaning of "sadism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SADISM

From French, named after the Marquis de Sade.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SADISM

sadism  [ˈseɪdɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SADISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sadism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SADISM


absurdism
æbˈsɜːdɪzəm
Buddhism
ˈbʊdɪzəm
Chassidism
ˈhæsɪdɪzəm
cryptorchidism
krɪpˈtɔːkɪˌdɪzəm
dihybridism
daɪˈhaɪbrɪdɪzəm
druidism
ˈdruːɪdɪzəm
foodism
ˈfuːdɪzəm
Hasidism
həˈsɪdɪzəm
Hassidism
həˈsɪdɪzəm
hybridism
ˈhaɪbrɪdɪzəm
hyperthyroidism
ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
hypothyroidism
ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm
maidism
ˈmeɪdɪzəm
Methodism
ˈmɛθədɪzəm
nomadism
ˈnəʊmədɪzəm
nudism
ˈnjuːdɪzəm
photoperiodism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈpɪərɪəˌdɪzəm
solidism
ˈsɒlɪdɪzəm
vagabondism
ˈvæɡəˌbɒndɪzəm
warlordism
ˈwɔːˌlɔːdɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SADISM

saddo
Sadducean
Sadducee
Sadduceeism
Sade
sadhana
sadhe
sadhu
Sadi
sadiron
sadist
sadistic
sadistically
Sadler´s Wells
sadly
sadness
sado
sado-masochistic
sadomasochism
sadomasochist

WORDS THAT END LIKE SADISM

avant-gardism
bastardism
cladism
dunderheadism
encyclopaedism
encyclopedism
faradism
invalidism
jehadism
jihadism
landlordism
Lollardism
Luddism
maenadism
monadism
post-Fordism
Poujadism
triadism
tribadism
vanguardism

Synonyms and antonyms of sadism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SADISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sadism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sadism

Translation of «sadism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SADISM

Find out the translation of sadism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sadism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sadism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

虐待狂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sadismo
570 millions of speakers

English

sadism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परपीड़न
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السادية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

садизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sadismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধর্ষকাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sadisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesedihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sadismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サディズム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가학성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadism
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tánh bạo dâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாடிசம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यभिचार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sadizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sadismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sadyzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

садизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sadism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαδισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sadisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sadism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sadisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sadism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SADISM»

The term «sadism» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.557 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SADISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sadism

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3 QUOTES WITH «SADISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sadism.
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Emile M. Cioran
Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
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Adam Johnson
The reader feels as if he is in Chongjin, where starving people ate the bark off trees; or atop Mount Taesong with the elite of Pyongyang, whose existence is a mix of sadism and whimsy; or with the masses who are bombarded day and night with the propaganda of North Korea's alternate reality.
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Alice Miller
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SADISM»

Discover the use of sadism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sadism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality: Reading from the ...
A collection of satirical journal articles pokes fun at the sciences of psychology and psychotherapy quot; "The Sc
Glenn C. Ellenbogen, 1987
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Literary Trauma: Sadism, Memory, and Sexual Violence in ...
Examines representations of political, psychological, and sexual violence in seven novels by American women.
Deborah M. Horvitz, 2000
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More Oral Sadism And The Vegetarian Personality
Oral. Sadism. and. the. Vegetarian. Personality. Glenn. C. Ellenbogen,. Ph.D. A review of the clinical literature on vegetarianism to date reveals that little attention has been given to the psychodynamic mechanisms that govern the behavior of ...
Glenn Ellenbogen, 2013
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The Witches of Warboys: An Extraordinary Story of Sorcery, ...
There is no more dramatic story in the annals of English witchcraft than that of The Witches of Warboys.
Philip C. Almond, 2008
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Man Into Wolf
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Robert Eisler, 2011
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Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment
Sexual. sadism is a paraphilia evident most often in males and consists of deriving sexual pleasure from inflicting pain or humiliation on others. It is generally accepted that the incidence of sexual sadism is likely to be low, representing ...
D. Richard Laws, William T. O'Donohue, 2008
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Economics as a Symptom of Sadism: Pathology in American ...
That was Freud's definition of sadism from Instincts and Their Vicissitudes (1915). The Language of Psychoanalysis (1973, p. 400) defines sadism as "sexual perversion in which satisfaction is dependent on suffering or humiliation inflicted on ...
Harold Kassel, 2005
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War, sadism and pacifism: further essays on group psychology ...
; Homo Sapiens. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Edward Glover, 2010
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Profiling Sexually Violent Predators: A Study to Identify ...
The offender wrote: Sadism: The wish to inflict pain on others is not the essence of sadism. One essential impulse: to have complete mastery over another person, to make him/her a helpless object of our will, to become the absolute ruler over ...
Edward G. J. Fischer, 2008
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Signature Killers
Sexual. Sadism. Unlike any other form of sexuality or sexual crimes, including murders, the sadist's satisfaction comes from the acquisition of power over his victim along a learning curve that he extends from crime to crime. In this learning  ...
Robert D. Keppel, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SADISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sadism is used in the context of the following news items.
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From Sade to sheer sadism
Following Giles Fraser's excellent article (Money is the only God Tories want us to worship on a Sunday, 11 July), may I propose that we now rebrand as Sunday ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Whether it's in the City, the Army or at school, this ritual sadism has …
Same as when we became prefects and constructed all manner of penalties for the juniors, justifying our sadism because we were only inflicting on them what ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
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Sanctioned sadism: Thai universities' barbaric hazing culture
Sanctioned sadism: Thai universities' barbaric hazing culture. By Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices May 01, 2015 11:09AM UTC ... «Asian Correspondent, Apr 15»
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Nicola Sturgeon and the politics of sadism
The SNP hopes to torture a minority Labour government and refuse to let it die. The Union would be in mortal danger. Spring is the season when pigeons ... «The Times, Apr 15»
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'Sadistic' 91-year-old ex-teacher becomes oldest person to be jailed …
Marcus Marcussen remained apparently unmoved in the dock as a judge said the offences, committed between 1957 and 1978, had been “tinged with sadism”. «Mirror.co.uk, Feb 15»
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How to tell if the guy in the next cubicle is an everyday sadist
Alongside everyday sadism, Dark Tetrad personalities include narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. These individuals may be malevolent, but not so ... «Quartz, Jan 15»
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Graham Dwyer and Elaine O'Hara relationship involved sadism
The relationship between murder accused Graham Dwyer and his alleged victim was one of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism, a jury at the Central ... «Irish Times, Jan 15»
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Charlie Hebdo is not satire, but sadism, says Finkelstein
In Nazi Germany, there was an anti-Semitic weekly newspaper called Der Stürmer. Run by Julius Streicher, it was notorious for being one of the most virulent ... «Daily Sabah, Jan 15»
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Sadism that lurks beneath
The cruelty and sadism was extreme: To run the dog over repeatedly 10 times, while filming the whole thing with a cellphone was a sickening and repugnant act ... «Arab News, Jan 15»
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Sadism and the Online Mob
But I think there's an important aspect of outrage that the Slate writers mostly left out -- the connection between outrage and sadism. There are three common ... «Bloomberg View, Dec 14»

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