Complete Definition of "Schadenfreude"

English

Etymology
German Schadenfreude#German|Schadenfreude ("Schadenfreude"), from Schaden ("damage", "harm") + Freude ("joy").

Pronunciation
IPA: /ËÊÉËdn.frÉɪdÉ/

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. The malicious glee experienced from someone else's misfortune.

#*2006 July 19, Tom Shales, "It Takes 'Talent' To Kill This Trend",Washington Post p.C01
#*: The early editions of the show supplied that crazy fix of schadenfreude that "American Idol" delivers in its audition phases, when the tone-deaf singers and oblivious klutzes take the stage and perform hilarious exercises in stupefied mortification.
#*2006 July 31, James Carney, "The Rise and Fall of Ralph Reed." Time magazine, page 53
#*:"[Ralph Reed] got nailed for being a phony," says a fellow G.O.P. operative in Washington, with more than a little schadenfreude.

Alternative spellings
schadenfreude

See also
epicaricacy
sadism

Translations

Bosnian: zloradost#Bosnian|zloradost f
Chinese: 幸ç½æ¨ç¦, 幸ç¾ä¹ç¥¸ (xìngzÄilèhuò)
Dutch: leedvermaak n
Finnish: vahingonilo
French: joie maligne f
German: Schadenfreude#German|Schadenfreude f
Korean: ê³ ìíë¤ (gosohada)
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Russian: злоÑадÑÑво (zlorádstvo) n
Scots-Gaelic: aighear-truaighe m, aighear millteach m
Serbian
:Cyrillic: злоÑадoÑÑ#Serbian|злоÑадoÑÑ f
:Roman: zloradost#Serbian|zloradost f
Spanish: Regodearse#Spanish|Regodeo m
Swedish: skadeglädje


German

Pronunciation
IPA: /ËÊa.dnÌ©.fÊÉÊ.dÉ/

Noun
Schadenfreude f

  1. Malicious mirth derived from observing someone else's misfortune.

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