Sadism in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Sadism

the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others

Examples of Sadism in a sentence

The book Fifty Shades of Grey is a modern spin on sadism as it tells the story of a man who is likable yet seems to get satisfaction from the suffering of others.  🔊

Disgusted by the creep’s obvious display of sadism, the judge sentenced him guilty of one charge of cruelty to animals for skinning his neighbor’s pet cat.  🔊

The therapist is helping her patient overcome his tendency toward sadism by offering healthy alternatives for seeking pleasure that doesn’t involve hurting others.  🔊

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