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Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
[German : Schaden, damage (from Middle High German schade, from Old High German scado) + Freude, joy (from Middle High German vreude, from Old High German frewida, from frō, happy).]
delight in another's misfortune
[German: from Schaden harm + Freude joy]
scha•den•freu•de(ˈʃɑd nˌfrɔɪ də)
pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
[1890–95; < German, =Schaden harm + Freude joy]
A German word meaning harm joy, used to mean pleasure taken at the misfortunes of someone else.
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|Noun||1.||Schadenfreude - delight in another person's misfortune|
delectation, delight - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"