schadenfreuder

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

schadenfreude +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

schadenfreuder (plural schadenfreuders)

  1. (rare) a person experiencing schadenfreude
    • 2000, Arthur Laurents, Original story by: a memoir of Broadway and Hollywood, p. 309:
      One rehearsal, then the Reading in a large, professional rehearsal room before an audience of forty or fifty including interested producers, possible investor, skeptical staff, sages, agents, spies, a few friends, a few Schadenfreuders and the author.
    • Harry Mathews, In praise of Heinrich Heine:
      Unluck cleaving to him made him no schadenfreuder
      What was plus or minus? He loved the least cat.