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schadenfreude

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Borrowing from German Schadenfreude (joy in the suffering of others)

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schadenfreude (uncountable)

  1. Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.
    • 1897, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Bailey Saunders (translator), "Human Nature", The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer,
      But it is Schadenfreude, a mischievous delight in the misfortunes of others, which remains the worst trait in human nature.

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