(Law) Willful infliction of physical pain or suffering upon a person or animal, or of mental distress upon a person
The state of mind of one intentionally performing a wrongful act.
Sadomasochism is defined as a sexual enjoyment of both sadism (a desire to give pain) and masochism (a desire to receive pain).
Find another word for sadism. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sadism, like: perversion, cruelty, malice, sexual abnormality, sexual aberration, psychopathia sexualis (Latin), masochism, sadomasochism, bestiality, exhibitionism and viciousness.