epicaricacy

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

epicaricacy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Rejoicing at or deriving 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]

  • 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 Invalid ISBN
  • Novobatzky, Peter; Shea, Ammon (1955) Depraved and Insulting English, Harvest Books, →ISBN Invalid ISBN

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