Schadenfreude

[ US /ˈʃædɪnˌfɹɔɪd/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈædənfɹˌɔ‍ɪd/ ]
NOUN
  1. delight in another person's misfortune
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How To Use Schadenfreude In A Sentence

  • With a quiver of delightful Schadenfreude, it turned out none had ever backed the PR firm's campaign.
  • The 17th century European enterprise of selling and buying tickets to gawk at those confined to psychiatric institutions established there was money to be made from Schadenfreude.
  • Here is an example of the service with the German word 'schadenfreude' (click to enlarge): Google will translate for you
  • Too often their misfortunes are met with glee, a schadenfreude that is quite horrifying.
  • Daily Schadenfreude "award," having previously been "honored" for employing illegal immigrants at his home the very first DS award and for flip-flopping like a pinfish on a dock over gay rights. Today's Daily Schadenfreude
  • Mets fans experiencing schadenfreude at Nova should note that the list of hittable pitchers also includes Mike Pelfrey, who throws about as hard as Nova's 91.7 mph average fastball. Yankees' Nova Is the Most Hittable Pitcher in Baseball
  • Our fascination with ostensibly harmless hoaxes stems, perhaps, from admiration for the ingenuity of the pranksters, combined with schadenfreude towards the duped.
  • They should remember one of Germany's untranslatable gifts to the English language: schadenfreude.
  • Schadenfreude, a German word that has been adopted by the Anglo-Saxon press, means to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. The Moderate Voice
  • There is a thin line between Schadenfreude, which I take to be measured satisfaction in the discomfiture of opponents, and the sin of morose delectation.
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