Wednesday, September 04, 2002
schadenfreude noun [SHOD-n-froy-duh] A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
Definitions for schadenfreude
- A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
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Citations for schadenfreude
That the report of Sebastian Imhof's grave illness might also have been tinged with Schadenfreude appears not to have crossed Lucas's mind.
He died three years after me -- cancer too -- and at that time I was still naive enough to imagine that what the afterlife chiefly provided were unrivalled opportunities for unbeatable gloating, unbelievable schadenfreude.
Origin of schadenfreude
Schadenfreude comes from the German, from Schaden, "damage" + Freude, "joy." It is often capitalized, as it is in German.