• IPA: /ˈʃɑːdənfɹɔɪdə/ enPR: SHäʹdənfroidə

schadenfreude (uncountable)

  1. Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.
    • 1897, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Bailey Saunders (translator), "Human Nature", The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer,
      But it is Schadenfreude, a mischievous delight in the misfortunes of others, which remains the worst trait in human nature.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: joie maligne, schadenfreude
  • German: Schadenfreude
  • Italian: gioia maligna
  • Portuguese: Schadenfreude
  • Russian: злора́дство
  • Spanish: alegría maligna, satisfacción malévola, regodeo morboso, alegría de mal ajeno, epicaricacía, schadenfreude

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