schadenfreude

[ shahd-n-froi-duh ]
/ ˈʃɑd nˌfrɔɪ də /

noun

satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

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Origin of schadenfreude

1890–95; < German, equivalent to Schaden harm + Freude joy

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Schadenfreude
/ German (ˈʃaːdənfrɔydə) /

noun

delight in another's misfortune

Word Origin for Schadenfreude

German: from Schaden harm + Freude joy
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