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EtymologyEdit

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

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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.

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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 13: 978-0806529264 Invalid ISBN
  • Novobatzky, Peter; Shea, Ammon (1955) Depraved and Insulting English, Harvest Books, ISBN 13: 978-0156011495 Invalid ISBN

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