Definition of schadenfreude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

schadenfreude

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃɑːdnfrɔɪdə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːdnfrɔɪdə//
 
[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. Word OriginGerman, from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy’.
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