Schadenfreude

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German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaːdn̩ˌfʀɔɪ̯də/
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Etymology[edit]

Schaden (damage, harm) +‎ Freude (joy)

Noun[edit]

Schadenfreude f (genitive Schadenfreude, no plural)

  1. Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune; schadenfreude.
    • 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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Noun[edit]

Schadenfreude f (plural Schadenfreudes)

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