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EtymologyEdit

Schaden (damage, harm, mishap) +‎ Freude (joy)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏ̯də/
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Schadenfreude f (genitive Schadenfreude, no plural)

  1. malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune; schadenfreude; gloating
    • 1912, Arthur Schopenhauer, Arthur Schopenhauers sämtliche Werke, vol. 3, R. Piper & Co., page 670:
      Jedoch ist Neid zu fühlen, menschlich; Schadenfreude zu genießen, teuflisch.
      However, to feel envy is human; to relish in Schadenfreude, diabolic.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Schadenfreude.

NounEdit

Schadenfreude f (plural Schadenfreudes)

  1. schadenfreude (malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune)