This politics of schadenfreude focuses the populist ire of rank-and-file conservatives at the wrong targets.
After having the issue taken away from them in 2012, their schadenfreude has been epic.
There was no shortage of schadenfreude, with Democrats joyfully noting just how dumb those silly, delusional Republicans were.
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Her three predecessors were social and economic outsiders, who used gossip and schadenfreude as dubious levers of equality.
The curious and expressive German word schadenfreude cannot be translated into any other language.
"I can easily believe you don't approve it," she said with a gleam of schadenfreude.
The word used means, like the German "schadenfreude," rejoicing at another's injury.
Bertha guesses its contents and revels in the luxury of pity and schadenfreude.
There is only one language in the world which has a word to express that type of mirth; the word is schadenfreude.
"malicious joy in the misfortunes of others," 1922, German Schadenfreude, literally "damage-joy," from schaden "damage, harm, injury" (see scathe) + freude, from Old High German frewida "joy," from fro "happy," literally "hopping for joy," from Proto-Germanic *frawa- (see frolic).
What a fearful thing is it that any language should have a word expressive of the pleasure which men feel at the calamities of others; for the existence of the word bears testimony to the existence of the thing. And yet in more than one such a word is found. ... In the Greek epikhairekakia, in the German, 'Schadenfreude.' [Richard C. Trench, "On the Study of Words," 1852]