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Sadism may refer to:

  • Sadomasochism, the giving or receiving of pleasure from acts involving the receipt or infliction of pain or humiliation
  • Sadistic personality disorder, an obsolete term proposed for individuals who derive pleasure from the suffering of others
  • Sexual sadism disorder, a medical/psychological condition for sexual arousal from inflicting pain/humiliation on unwilling, non-consenting victims

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