Open main menu

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπιχαιρεκακία (epikhairekakía, joy upon evil).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛpɪˈkæɹɪkəsi/
  • (file)

NounEdit

epicaricacy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is mentioned in some early dictionaries, but there is little or no evidence of actual usage until it was picked up by various "interesting word" websites around the turn of the twenty-first century.

QuotationsEdit

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Bailey, Nathan (1737) Universal Etymological English Dictionary[1], London
  • Bailey, Nathan (1751) Dictionarium Britannicum, London
  • Shipley, Joseph T. (1955) Dictionary of Early English, Philosophical Library, →ISBN
  • Novobatzky, Peter; Shea, Ammon (1955) Depraved and Insulting English, Harvest Books, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia