Last modified on 8 September 2014, at 09:39

schadenfreude

See also: Schadenfreude

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Schadenfreude

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaːdn̩ˌfʀɔɪ̯də/
  • (anglicized) enPR: SHäʹdənfroid'ə/, IPA(key): /ˈʃɑː.dənˌfɹɔɪ.də/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪdə

NounEdit

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.

QuotationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit