What is another word for sadists?

Pronunciation: [sˈe͡ɪdɪsts] (IPA)

Sadists are individuals who derive pleasure from causing pain and suffering to others. While the word "sadist" is often used to describe such people, there are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably. Some of these include tormentor, oppressor, tyrant, bully, torturer, and fiend. Each of these synonyms emphasizes the cruel and malicious behavior of the sadist, and they can be used to describe people who intentionally harm others physically, emotionally, or psychologically. By identifying these individuals and labeling their behavior as sadistic, we can work to protect ourselves and others from their harmful actions.

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What are the hypernyms for Sadists?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for sadists?

Sadism is a type of behavior that involves deriving pleasure from inflicting pain or harm on others. Antonyms for sadists include empathetic, compassionate, merciful, and caring individuals who show kindness and understanding to those around them. Empathy is the ability to understand and share another person's feelings, while compassion involves showing concern and a desire to alleviate suffering. Merciful individuals show mercy and forgiveness towards those who have wronged them, while caring individuals show a genuine interest in the well-being of others. Unlike sadists who derive pleasure from causing others pain, these antonyms represent qualities that promote positive and benevolent behavior.

What are the antonyms for Sadists?

Usage examples for Sadists

You psychologists are all complete sadists, he said lifting his drink.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars"
Charles Dye

Famous quotes with Sadists

  • As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
    Cyril Connolly
  • As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
    Cyril Connolly
  • 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
  • Human relationships didn't work anyhow. Only the first two weeks had any zing, then the participants lost their interest. Masks dropped away and real people began to appear: cranks, imbeciles, the demented, the vengeful, sadists, killers. Modern society had created its own kind and they feasted on each other. It was a duel to the death--in a cesspool.
    Charles Bukowski
  • Actually there is little acute hatred of Germany left in this country, and even less, I should expect to find, in the army of occupation. Only the minority of sadists, who must have their "atrocities" from one source or another, take a keen interest in the hunting-down of war criminals and quislings.
    George Orwell

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