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Word: sadistic

Definition: inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty


Sentences Containing 'sadistic'

"Entertainment Weekly" gave the book a "C+", writing that Baer's "scalpel-sharp noir style proves a mesmerizing lure, but it can't compensate for a hazy plot that veers from the nauseating (much gratuitous, ornately sadistic violence) to the nonsensical".
Although Bridget is in a similar situation to Penny, she has even less patience with her husband, and a much more sadistic temperament.
David Knox from TV Tonight revealed that Nicole da Silva, Kris McQuade, Catherine McClements and Leeanna Walsman had also joined the cast. Following the end of the first season, it was revealed that iconic "Prisoner" character Joan "The Freak" Ferguson, a sadistic, lesbian prison officer, would be introduced in the second season.
Dharman is aroused by Sio's seductive beauty and sadistic nature as she toys with him although he scolds her for interrupting Rokutaro's resurrection process.
Dresden’s interview with the sadistic Winter Lady, Maeve, convinces him that she did not kill the Summer Knight.
Fat Cat is a ruthless criminal mastermind, and his plans, though sometimes bizarre, are nevertheless dangerous and sadistic.
He is as cruel and sadistic as his uncle, but lacks his intelligence.
He is then tortured by the sadistic Taylor with a machine that controls the parts of the brain that induce pain and pleasure.
Hideki Takayama took great artistic liberties with the "Urotsukidōji" story, mixing elements of horror, violence, and sadistic scenes of rape not present in the original work.
His "New York Times" colleague John J. O'Connor described him as "the eldest son of the oil-rich Ewing family..." who is "...a sadistic bully and a swindler" that "captured the public's imagination".
In 2010, Patrick Mulkern of "Radio Times" described "The Sontaran Experiment" as "short, taut and sadistic" and wrote that "impetus and panache prevail over problems with plot logic".
In an interview as to why Hideki Takayama chose to tell such a violent and sadistic story he said "There is nothing that arouses a stronger response in human beings than either sex or violence.
It was later revealed that those glasses were a trophy taken from his first victim, a young nurse named Katherine Wheyhall, who had suspected his sadistic inclination to murder and torture while witnessing him deliberately botching a surgery.
Maeda himself stated in an issue of "Playboy Japan" that he found the anime to be repugnant, cruel and sadistic, yet brilliant, he also said he admires Takayama's take on his vision.
On April 4, 2008, it was announced that she would star in a web television series called "Blood Cell" about "a young woman must race against the clock to stop a sadistic madman after receiving a disturbing late-night phone call from a friend in danger."
Philip Day of "The Sunday Times" noted "How wincingly well Mr Fleming writes", whilst his colleague in his sister paper, "The Times", thought that "This is an ingenious affair, full of recondite knowledge and horrific spills and thrills – of slightly sadistic excitements also – though without the simple and bold design of its predecessor" Elizabeth L Sturch, writing in "The Times Literary Supplement" observed that Fleming was "without doubt the most interesting recent recruit among thriller-writers" and that "Live and Let Die" "fully maintains the promise of ..."Casino Royale".
The family is forced to participate in a number of sadistic games in order to stay alive.
These new enemies turned out to be a full Fomorian invasion led by Balor and the sadistic Moloch, murdering, raping and eating their way through Slaine's tribe until, wracked with warp-spasm, Slaine was able to take out Balor.
Two centuries later, the extraordinary circumstances of the foundations of Australian theatre were recounted in "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker: the participants were prisoners watched by sadistic guards and the leading lady was under threat of the death penalty.
Unlike the sadistic and misogynic alter ego of the book, the movie character retains a few scruples, not kidnapping Vittoria and showing reluctance to drown the fourth cardinal at Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers, which fails as Langdon and a number of bystanders manage to save him just in time.
Watching unseen Billy is amused until the performed sex becomes sadistic.

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