Definition of Schadenfreude

1. Noun. Delight in another person's misfortune.

Generic synonyms: Delectation, Delight
Geographical relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany



Definition of Schadenfreude

1. Noun. Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schadenfreude

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Schadenfreude

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schadenfreude (current term)
schadenfreuder
schadenfreuders
schadenfreudes
schafarzikite
schairerite
schallerite
schanse
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schapbachite
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Literary usage of Schadenfreude

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Test Case: Italy, Ethiopia, and the League of Nations by George W. Baer (1976)
"schadenfreude No state drew more advantage from the Ethiopian war than Germany. ... schadenfreude, pleasure in others' misfortune, was the dominant ..."

2. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology by James H. Sully (1910)
"Brutal Enjoyment of Power: "schadenfreude". In speaking of the emotional ... To crow over another is to enjoy his humiliation, to indulge in schadenfreude. ..."

3. Allgemeine ästhetik by Jonas ( Cohn (1901)
"Dabei wird etwa daran gedacht werden, dass der eigene Zustand gehoben erscheint gegenüber dem Unglück des Anderen, es wird sogar die schadenfreude ..."

4. The Freudian Wish and Its Place in Ethics by Edwin Bissell Holt (1915)
"Even here the censors are of different degrees of strictness, and one must adapt one's schadenfreude that ubiquitous nuisance, the professional funny-man. ..."

5. The Nineteenth Century (1896)
"A great part, therefore, of the hateful unfriendliness, of the schadenfreude so commonly expressed by the foreign papers against England may be set down to ..."

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