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The suffering she endures on his behalf, which predates his death by decades, is depicted with sadistic glee.
STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION LISEY'S STORY IS MAWKISH, DULL AND TOO LONG BY HALFJUDY BERMANJUNE 4, 2021TIME
He noticed that many people took sadistic glee in trampling them to death.
THE WINGS OF WAR: SOME PEOPLE BELIEVED CICADAS CARRIED A DIRE WARNINGJOHN KELLYMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Today he would probably be branded a sadistic misogynist and exiled from his privileged film career, and perhaps would face criminal charges.
VOYEUR, DANDY, ENTERTAINER, WOMANIZER: ALFRED HITCHCOCK FROM EVERY ANGLEGLENN FRANKELAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He flouts arbitrary laws and challenges corrupt and sadistic officials.
ZORRO AT 100: WHY THE ORIGINAL SWASHBUCKLER IS STILL THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN ACTION HEROMICHAEL SRAGOWJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Turgenev found in his work something Sadistic, because of the intensity with which he dwells on cruelty and pain.
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WORDS RELATED TO SADISTIC

  • atrocious
  • beastly
  • brutish
  • cruel
  • demonic
  • demonical
  • devilish
  • diabolic
  • diabolical
  • evil
  • ghoulish
  • hellish
  • infernal
  • inhuman
  • malicious
  • nefarious
  • ogreish
  • sadistic
  • satanic
  • savage
  • vicious
  • wicked
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