What is another word for sadistically?

61 synonyms found


[ sɐdˈɪstɪkli], [ sɐdˈɪstɪkli], [ s_ɐ_d_ˈɪ_s_t_ɪ_k_l_i]

How to use "Sadistically" in context?

When you hear the word "sadistically," what images come to mind? Probably scenes from horror movies in which psychopathic killers torture and kill their victims for fun. But sadistically isn't always about brutality. Sometimes, it's about taking pleasure in someone's pain. In the book "The Psychopath Test" by Jon Hare, the author defines sadistic behavior as "an intense interest in causing pain, whether for its own sake or as an expression of anger, dominance or sadism." This can manifest itself in many different ways, but one of the most common is sexual sadism.

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