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



BrE BrE//ˈʃɑːdnfrɔɪdə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːdnfrɔɪdə//
[uncountable] (from German)
jump to other results
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’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: schadenfreude