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adjective as in cruel, perverted

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I’m stalling even now, even writing this, somewhat reticent to fully revisit the sadistic contours of the Carolina Reaper pepper experience I was about to bite into.

The suffering she endures on his behalf, which predates his death by decades, is depicted with sadistic glee.

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He noticed that many people took sadistic glee in trampling them to death.

Today he would probably be branded a sadistic misogynist and exiled from his privileged film career, and perhaps would face criminal charges.

He flouts arbitrary laws and challenges corrupt and sadistic officials.

Turgenev found in his work something Sadistic, because of the intensity with which he dwells on cruelty and pain.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sadistic, such as: barbarous, brutal, perverse, ruthless, vicious, and fiendish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.