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Today's Word "schadenfreude"

malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others on

Published in Vocabulary

schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\ (noun) - A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

"That the report of Franklin's grave illness might also have been tinged with Schadenfreude appears not to have crossed Albert's mind."

Schadenfreude comes from the German, from Schaden, "damage" + Freude, "joy." It is often capitalized, as it is in German.

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