epicaricacy

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, upon) + χαρά (khará, joy) + κακός (kakós, evil).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛpɪˈkærɪkəsi/
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Noun[edit]

epicaricacy (uncountable)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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References[edit]

  • 1737, Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological English Dictionary[1]:
  • 1751, Nathan Bailey, Dictionarium Britannicum:
  • 1955, Joseph T. Shipley, Dictionary of Early English, Philosophical Library, ISBN-13: 978-0806529264:
  • 1955, Peter Novobatzky; Shea , Ammon, Depraved and Insulting English, Harvest Books, ISBN-13: 978-0156011495: