Definition of schadenfreude noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

schadenfreude

 noun
(also Schadenfreude)noun
NAmE//ˈʃɑdnˌfrɔɪdə//
 
[uncountable](from German)
 
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a feeling of pleasure at the bad things that happen to other people I couldn't resist a touch of schadenfreude when he was defeated so heavily in the election.
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