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See also: Schadenfreude
Unadapted borrowing from German Schadenfreude (“joy in the misfortune of others”), from Schaden (“damage, misfortune”) + Freude (“joy”). The word gained popularity in English in the late 20th c. and likely entered mainstream usage through an episode of The Simpsons (more in citations).
schadenfreude (usually uncountable, plural schadenfreudes)
- Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.
- Synonyms: (rare) epicaricacy, (internet slang) lulz
- Antonyms: (rare) confelicity, (uncommon) freudenfreude, (Jewish) naches
- 1897, Thomas Bailey Saunders (transl.), “Human Nature”, in The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer, translation of original by Arthur Schopenhauer:
- But it is Schadenfreude, a mischievous delight in the misfortunes of others, which remains the worst trait in human nature.
- For more quotations using this term, see Citations:schadenfreude.
malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune
- ^ schadenfreude at Google Ngram Viewer
- ^ “Words at play: schadenfreude”, in Merriam Webster, accessed November 8, 2016
Unadapted borrowing from German Schadenfreude (“joy in the misfortune of others”), from Schaden (“damage, misfortune”) + Freude (“joy”).
schadenfreude (first-person possessive schadenfreudeku, second-person possessive schadenfreudemu, third-person possessive schadenfreudenya)
- schadenfreude: malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.
- “schadenfreude” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
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