What is another word for sadist?

Pronunciation: [sˈe͡ɪdɪst] (IPA)

A sadist is someone who derives pleasure or enjoyment from inflicting pain, suffering or humiliation upon others. There are a number of words that can be used as synonyms for sadist, including tormentor, torturer, fiend, monster, ruthless, violent, cruel, tyrant, oppressor and bully. Each of these words conveys the same meaning as "sadist" and can be used interchangeably in appropriate contexts. It is important to note that while these words may overlap in meaning, they may also have slightly different connotations depending on the context in which they are used. Authors and writers often use these synonyms to evoke particular feelings or emotions in their readers and enhance their descriptions of characters and situations.

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What are the opposite words for sadist?

A sadist is a person who derives pleasure from inflicting pain on others. Some antonyms for sadist could be kind, empathetic, compassionate, gentle or considerate. These are qualities that are opposite to the cruel, unsympathetic and inhumane nature exhibited by a sadist. These traits are associated with individuals who have a genuine interest in the welfare and wellbeing of others. They are more likely to put the needs of others before their own and show a willingness to help others in any way possible. Antonyms for sadist reflect a personality that exhibits humanity, selflessness and empathy, rather than cruelty and disregard for others' feelings.

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Usage examples for Sadist

"The young man you went to this morning for help is a sadist.
"The Instant of Now"
Irving E. Cox, Jr.
For a while there'd be one less sadist on the force, and after that they'd hire another.
"Tangle Hold"
F. L. Wallace
Undoubtedly Sepailoff was a sadist.
"Beasts, Men and Gods"
Ferdinand Ossendowski

Famous quotes with Sadist

  • The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.
    Erich Fromm
  • To divide people into sadists and masochists is almost as foolish as dividing them into eaters and digesters. In all cases one must disregard abnormalities; after all, there are people who are better at digesting than they are at eating and vice versa. As regards masochism and sadism, it is safe to say that a healthy person displays both perversities. The only ugly thing in each case is the word. The one derived from the novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is particularly degrading, and it is hard not to let one's taste for things be spoiled by the designation. Nevertheless, a man with an artistic imagination will manage to let an authentic woman turn him into a masochist and an inauthentic one into a sadist. One knocks the latter's educated unnaturalness out of her until the woman is revealed. If she already is a woman, the only thing left to do is adore her.
    Karl Kraus
  • It was dangerous to have a sadist in the barracks, especially one who justified his excesses by religiously invoking the sacrosanct authority of the plebe system. The system contained its own high quotient of natural cruelty, and there was a very thin line between devotion to duty, that is, being serious about the plebe system, which was an exemplary virtue in the barracks, and genuine sadism, which was not. But I had noticed that in the actual hierarchy of values at the Institute, the sadist like Snipes rated higher than someone who took no interest in the freshmen and entertained no belief in the system at all. In the Law of the Corps it was better to carry your beliefs to an extreme than to be faithless. For the majority of the Corps, the only sin of the sadist was that he believed in the system too passionately and applied his belief with an overabundant zeal. Because of this, the barracks at all times provided a safe regency for the sadist and almost all of them earned rank. My sin was harder to figure. I did not participate at all in the rituals of the plebe system. Cruelty was easier to forgive than apostasy.
    Pat Conroy
  • "MR. JONSTONE IS A FINE MAN!" "Don't be silly, he's an obvious sadist," I said. "How long have you been in the Post Office?" "Three weeks." "MR. JONSTONE HAS BEEN WITH THE POST OFFICE FOR 30 YEARS!" "What does have to do with it?" "I said, MR. JONSTONE IS A FINE MAN!" I believe the poor fellow actually wanted to kill me. He and Jonstone must have slept together. "All right," I said, "Jonstone is a fine man. Forget the whole fucking thing." Then I walked out and took the next day off. Without pay, of course.
    Charles Bukowski
  • The masochist bullies the sadist into action. The most person person is actually the aggressor. Every day, just you living means the misery and death of plants and animals- and even some people. "Slaughterhouses, factory farms, sweatshops," she says, "like it or not, that's what your money buys."
    Chuck Palahniuk

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