Bathysadism is a subconscious desire or tendency for taking pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from the pain and suffering of others. Unlike sadists, bathysadists are unlikely to ever act upon their sadistic desires. If they do, they are likely to feel guilt or shame about their actions.
Lexicographer J.E. Schmidt coined the term bathysadism by combining the words bathys, the Greek word for deep, and sadism.