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.Schadenfreude (pronounced /ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/ About this sound Audio (US) , German pronunciation: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏ̯də]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.^ A handy word we stole from the Germans, it combines schaden (damage) and freude (joy) to describe the pleasure we take in the misfortunes of others.
  • Schadenfreude - Friendship Schadenfreude - Marie Claire 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.marieclaire.com [Source type: General]

^ "Schadenfreude" is the German word for the concept of taking pleasure in the suffering of others.
  • Schadenfreude’s Profile » GamerBio.com - Free Profiles for Pro Gamers 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.gamerbio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Typical dictionary definitions (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/schadenfreude) read like this: satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
  • Churlish, puerile Schadenfreude [Archive] - Bloggingheads Community 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC bloggingheads.tv [Source type: Original source]

[1] .This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been calqued in Danish and Norwegian as skadefryd.^ A handy word we stole from the Germans, it combines schaden (damage) and freude (joy) to describe the pleasure we take in the misfortunes of others.
  • Schadenfreude - Friendship Schadenfreude - Marie Claire 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.marieclaire.com [Source type: General]

^ "Schadenfreude" is the German word for the concept of taking pleasure in the suffering of others.
  • Schadenfreude’s Profile » GamerBio.com - Free Profiles for Pro Gamers 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.gamerbio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wikipedia tells us there is no equivalent word in English, and defines this German expression as meaning "pleasure taken from someone else’s misfortune" or “shameful joy."
  • The Joy of Schadenfreude by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC original.antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

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Linguistic analysis

Spelling and etymology

.In German, Schadenfreude is capitalized, as are all nouns; when used as a loanword in English, however, it is not capitalized, unless the origin of the word is meant to be emphasized.^ When used as a loanword in English, however, it is not, unless the origin of the word is meant to be emphasized."
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ And by the way, Canis: "In German, Schadenfreude is capitalized, as are all nouns in the German language.
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ The German word " schadenfreude " takes seven English words to define it.

The corresponding German adjective is schadenfroh. .The word derives from Schaden, "adversity, harm", and Freude, "joy"; Schaden derives from the Middle High German schade, from the Old High German scado, and is a cognate with English "scathe". Freude comes from the Middle High German freude, from the Old High German frewida, and is a cognate with the (usually archaic) English word "frith". A distinction exists between "secret schadenfreude" (a private feeling) and "open schadenfreude" (Hohn, a German word roughly translated as "scorn") which is outright public derision.^ If your Teutonic etymology is a bit rusty, the word is derived from schaden, which is German for adversity, and freude, which means joy.

^ The German word " schadenfreude " takes seven English words to define it.

^ Wikipedia tells us there is no equivalent word in English, and defines this German expression as meaning "pleasure taken from someone else’s misfortune" or “shameful joy."
  • The Joy of Schadenfreude by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC original.antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

English equivalents

.Little-used English words synonymous with schadenfreude have been derived from the Greek word ἐπιχαιρεκακία.^ January 13, 2009 11:54 am Link I will humbly disagree that “’schadenfreude’ could probably use a good rest.” Unlike other words discussed in this column, this one has no English equivalent.
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ When used as a loanword in English, however, it is not, unless the origin of the word is meant to be emphasized."
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ You can also use our own English word with the same meaning: .
  • Schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.mydd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2][3] Nathan Bailey's 18th-century Universal Etymological English Dictionary, for example, contains an entry for epicharikaky that gives its etymology as a compound of epi (upon), chaira (joy/charity/heart), and kakon (evil).[4][5] A popular modern collection of rare words, however, gives its spelling as "epicaricacy".[6]
.A more common English expression with a similar meaning is 'Roman holiday', a metaphor taken from the poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by George Gordon, Lord Byron, where a gladiator in Ancient Rome expects to be "butcher'd to make a Roman holiday" while the audience would take pleasure from watching his suffering.^ "Schadenfreude" is the German word for the concept of taking pleasure in the suffering of others.
  • Schadenfreude’s Profile » GamerBio.com - Free Profiles for Pro Gamers 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.gamerbio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wikipedia tells us there is no equivalent word in English, and defines this German expression as meaning "pleasure taken from someone else’s misfortune" or “shameful joy."
  • The Joy of Schadenfreude by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC original.antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As media ages and new media takes its place, the older media retains an older more conservative audience.
  • Saturday Schadenfreude: Fox News Ratings Down 24% Since Last Summer 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.mydd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The term suggests debauchery and disorder in addition to sadistic enjoyment.[7]
.Another phrase with a meaning similar to Schadenfreude is "morose delectation" ("delectatio morosa" in Latin), meaning "the habit of dwelling with enjoyment on evil thoughts".[8] The medieval church taught morose delectation as a sin.^ (As Times readers these days surely know, schadenfreude is a German word meaning “enjoyment derived from others’ trouble.”) .
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ They stated that to a German speaker, Schadenfreude means feeling badly or guilty about the pleasure one feels when because of another’s misfortune.
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • schadenfreude discussion, citations, comments and usage notes on Wordnik 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.wordnik.com [Source type: Original source]

[9][10] French writer Pierre Klossowski maintained that the appeal of sadism is morose delectation.[11][12]

Antonyms

.The Buddhist concept of mudita, "sympathetic joy" or "happiness in another's good fortune", is cited as an example of the opposite of schadenfreude.^ Schadenfreude is taking joy in another's failures or bad fortune.

^ He's usually all happy and comfortable, and surrounded by loved ones, and it makes me feel… What's the opposite of that shameful joy thing of yours?

^ He’s usually all happy and comfortable, and surrounded by loved ones, and it makes me feel… What’s the opposite of that shameful joy thing of yours?
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[13][14] .Alternatively, envy, which is unhappiness in another's good fortune, could be considered the counterpart of schadenfreude.^ Envy involves responding to something good (for another person) as though it were bad, and schadenfreude involves responding to something bad as thought it were good.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Blame and Schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Gloating (schadenfreude), similarly to envy, is a social comparative emotion that involves both the perception of another's negative emotion and, in consequence, one's own positive emotion.
  • The Neuroanatomical Bases of Envy and Gloating (Schadenfreude): Discussion 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Schadenfreude is taking joy in another's failures or bad fortune.

Completing the quartet is "unhappiness at another's misfortune", which may be termed empathy, pity or compassion.
.The transposed variant "Freudenschade" seems to have been multiply invented to mean sorrow at another person's success.^ The inability to celebrate a friend’s success seems shameful because it reveals just how petty and mean-spirited we can be.
  • The Un-Schadenfreude - Basic Instincts Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC conniff.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[15][16] It does not exist in German.

Literary usage and philosophical analysis

The Book of Proverbs mentions an emotion similar to that now described by the word schadenfreude: "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him." (Proverbs 24:17-18, King James Version).
.In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle used the term epikhairekakia (alternatively epikairekakia; ἐπιχαιρεκακία in Greek) as part of a triad of terms, in which epikhairekakia stands as the opposite of phthonos, and nemesis occupies the mean.^ It's not eu, it's epi "In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle used the term epikhairekakia (alternatively epikairekakia; ἐπιχαιρεκακία in Greek) as part of a triad of terms, in which epikhairekakia stands as the opposite of phthonos, and nemesis occupies the mean.
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ The first reference is in Nicomachean Ethics, Book 2, Chapter 6; but the fuller discussion is toward the end of Chapter 7, which is translated thus by J.A.K. Thomson: < < Then there is 'righteous indignation' [ nemesis ].
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

.Nemesis is "a painful response to another's undeserved good fortune", while phthonos is "a painful response to any good fortune", deserved or not.^ Nemesis is "a painful response to another's undeserved good fortune," while phthonos is "a painful response to any good fortune," deserved or not.
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ Another translator, the venerable David Ross, added this footnote: < < Aristotle must mean that while the envious man is pained at the good fortune of others, whether deserved or not, the spiteful [Thomson's "malicious"] man is pleased at the bad fortune of others, whether deserved or not.
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ The man who feels righteous indignation is pained by undeserved good fortune; but the envious man goes beyond that and is pained at anybody's success.
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

.The epikhairekakos person actually takes pleasure in another's ill fortune.^ The epikhairekakos person actually takes pleasure in another's ill fortune."
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ Those that take pleasure in others pain and suffering for whatever reason have a hole in their personality.
  • A Bernie Madoff Schadenfreude Story - Everyday Ethics 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ People were actually taking pleasure and joy in the tragedy of that day.
  • Schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.apcusa.org [Source type: Original source]

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During the 17th century, Robert Burton wrote in his work The Anatomy of Melancholy, "Out of these two [the concupiscible and irascible powers] arise those mixed affections and passions of anger, which is a desire of revenge; hatred, which is inveterate anger; zeal, which is offended with him who hurts that he loves; and ἐπιχαιρεκακία, a compound affection of joy and hate, when we rejoice at other men's mischief, and are grieved at their prosperity; pride, self-love, emulation, envy, shame, &c., of which elsewhere."[19]
.Susan Sontag's book "Regarding the Pain of Others", published in 2003, is a study of the issue of how the pain/misfortune of some affects others, namely whether war photography and war paintings can be helpful as anti-war tools or if they only serve some sense of schadenfreude in some viewers.^ But I also admit it: I can't help but feel a sense of schadenfreude.
  • Schadenfreude, I own it | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Have a schadenfreude (hence the name) sense of humor.
  • Schadenfreude’s Profile » GamerBio.com - Free Profiles for Pro Gamers 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.gamerbio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Share Post   Print November 3, 2003 Posted by Scott at 1:42 PM Schadenfreude is the malicious pleasure derived from the pain of others.
  • Power Line - Speaking of Schadenfreude... 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.powerlineblog.com [Source type: General]

.Philosopher and sociologist Theodor Adorno defined schadenfreude as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate”.^ Schadenfreude is defined to be largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is recognized as well deserved.

^ Regarding the exhibition: Philosopher and sociologist Theodor Adorno defined schadenfreude as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate.” The word derives from ‘Schaden’, meaning damage or harm and ‘Freude’, meaning joy.
  • ARTLURKER › SCHADENFREUDE a wunderkammer of voyeurism curated by Daniel Newman 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.artlurker.com [Source type: General]

^ I am not sure this post qualifies as schadenfreude -- since that has been defined as "largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate."
  • No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs | Grist 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

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Scientific studies

A New York Times article in 2002 cited a number of scientific studies of schadenfreude, which it defined as "delighting in others' misfortune." Many such studies are based on social comparison theory, the idea that when people around us have bad luck, we look better to ourselves. .Other researchers have found that people with low self-esteem are more likely to feel schadenfreude than are people who have high self-esteem.^ Schadenfreude —figments of your imagination and manifestations of your low self-esteem.

^ People who felt impotent feel even more powerless.
  • Waiting for Schadenfreude - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC warner.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ But what I was feeling was more like the un-schadenfreude.
  • The Un-Schadenfreude - Basic Instincts Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC conniff.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

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.A 2006 experiment suggests that men, but not women, enjoy seeing bad people suffer.^ When most people are forced to see suffering close up they change their tune.

^ When bad things happened to bad people, the women in the study were still empathic.
  • Schadenfreude? Or Just Lack Of Empathy? - /Message 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.stoweboyd.com [Source type: General]

^ I started to wonder - are people just suffering from a bad case of schadenfreude?
  • Darkfall and Schadenfreude - We Fly Spitfires - MMORPG Blog 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blog.weflyspitfires.com [Source type: General]

.The study was designed to measure empathy, by watching which brain centers are stimulated when subjects inside an fMRI observe someone having a painful experience.^ I think my favourite — although I can't remember where I came across it — was freudenschade, the pain one feels at seeing someone one dislikes doing well or having fun.

^ Their primary interest was variation in levels of empathy, which can be detected by the activity in "pain-related areas" like the "fronto-insular and anterior cingulate cortices" of the brain when a person is watching someone else in pain.
  • Schadenfreude? Or Just Lack Of Empathy? - /Message 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.stoweboyd.com [Source type: General]

^ Future studies may help elucidate this point using tasks designed to assess the experience rather than recognition of these emotions.
  • The Neuroanatomical Bases of Envy and Gloating (Schadenfreude): Discussion 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.Researchers expected that the brain's empathy center would show more stimulation when those seen as good got an electric shock than they would if the shock was given to someone the subject had reason to consider bad.^ They're more forgiving than I would be.
  • Schadenfreude on Hold - Swampland - TIME.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC swampland.blogs.time.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sorry, I know this post is a rant, but I have little sympathy for these individuals that repeatedly create more problems than good.
  • Schadenfreude alert: Subprime execs get poor, Wall Street bonuses headed down - The Curious Capitalist - TIME.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC curiouscapitalist.blogs.time.com [Source type: General]

^ They could probably charge around half of any data center I’ve ever seen, and I bet with only twice the downtime… and that would be very appealing.
  • The Official DreamHost Blog! » Schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blog.dreamhost.com [Source type: General]

.This was indeed the case, but for male subjects the brain's pleasure centers also lit up when someone else got a shock that the male thought was well-deserved.^ There is still much to be learned about the phenomenon of the coma, and there is certainly the possibility of someone “waking up” from a coma if hey have minimal-to-moderate brain damage.
  • Schadenfreude - a rant archive 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.deadjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So if they're taking pleasure in a market leader having teething trouble -- well, let's lots Vonage beat up on them too!!!
  • Verizon's schadenfreude | Crave - CNET 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Schadenfreude, which loosely translates from German as “taking pleasure in someone’s misfortune,” crops up now and again, when conditions are just right.
  • The Word You Dare Not Spell by Jason Feifer - The Morning News 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.themorningnews.org [Source type: General]
  • The Word You Dare Not Spell by Jason Feifer - The Morning News 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.themorningnews.org [Source type: General]

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.Brain-scanning studies show that schadenfreude is correlated with envy.^ The theory was supported last year by an MRI study that found that when a person we envy suffers a misfortune, dopamine floods the emotional rewards portion of our brains.
  • Schadenfreude - Friendship Schadenfreude - Marie Claire 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.marieclaire.com [Source type: General]

^ In brief, brain regions that respond to feelings of envy and schadenfreude are also those that respond to, respectively, physical pain (envy hurts) and reward/pleasure ( schadenfreude feels good).
  • Your Brain on Schadenfreude . . . Or Not - Lab Notes Blog - Newsweek.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The experiment showed a striking positive correlation between how much envy folks expressed in the first place and how much schadenfreude they felt at the other person’s misfortune.
  • Financial Crisis Has an Upside: ‘The Joy of Schadenfreude’ - The Wallet - WSJ 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Strong feelings of envy activated physical pain nodes in the brain's dorsal anterior cingulate cortex; the brain's reward centers , such as the ventral striatum, were activated by news that the people envied had suffered misfortune.^ The more envious reading about the superior person made the folks in the experiment feel, the greater the intensity of activation in their dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), a region of the brain that has been shown to respond to conflict and social rejection.
  • Financial Crisis Has an Upside: ‘The Joy of Schadenfreude’ - The Wallet - WSJ 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ The theory was supported last year by an MRI study that found that when a person we envy suffers a misfortune, dopamine floods the emotional rewards portion of our brains.
  • Schadenfreude - Friendship Schadenfreude - Marie Claire 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.marieclaire.com [Source type: General]

^ Feelings of envy (triggered by reading about a peer's status, abilities and wealth), led to heightened activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), the same region associated with the distressing aspect of physical pain.
  • Your Brain on Schadenfreude . . . Or Not - Lab Notes Blog - Newsweek.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The magnitude of the brain's schadenfreude response could even be predicted from the strength of the previous envy response.[23][24]
.A 2009 study indicates that the hormone-like chemical called oxytocin may be involved in the feeling of schadenfreude[25].^ Posted by: Ian Vaughan at May 28, 2009 10:23 PM Feeling bad saps one's will to fight, mhb.
  • small dead animals: Schadenfreude By Any Other Name Would Still Be Sweet 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.smalldeadanimals.com [Source type: General]

^ (There is supposedly a Japanese emotion, that we don't have a name for, where you feel ashamed for others, which may be the complement to schadenfreude.
  • Schadenfreude? Or Just Lack Of Empathy? - /Message 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.stoweboyd.com [Source type: General]

^ Like Spitzer, Clinton may soon find herself feeling the wrath of just about everyone.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Hillary and licenses for illegals: The spin continues 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

.In that study, it was reported that when participants in a game of chance were pitted against a player they considered arrogant, inhaling oxytocin through the nose enhanced their feelings of schadenfreude when their opponent lost as well as their feelings of envy when their opponent won.^ GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty Images Los Angeles Galaxy fans let David Beckham know how they feel before the friendly game against AC Milan on Sunday.
  • Beckham confronts fan, booed in L.A. return - Soccer- nbcsports.msnbc.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

^ They stated that to a German speaker, Schadenfreude means feeling badly or guilty about the pleasure one feels when because of another’s misfortune.
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • schadenfreude discussion, citations, comments and usage notes on Wordnik 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.wordnik.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm actually starting to feel a little sympathy for poor schadenfreude , considering all the abuse it's taken lately.
  • schadenfreude discussion, citations, comments and usage notes on Wordnik 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.wordnik.com [Source type: Original source]

In popular culture

.In the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q the song "Schadenfreude" parodies the language instruction songs of Sesame Street.^ (A colleague offers a plausible theory that the word got a boost from the musical “Avenue Q,” which opened in 2003 and includes a song with that title.
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ We also explore Chicago's 'zine culture and dance a jig and win a Tony with the city's longest-running musical, O'Hare.

^ The best recent example of schadenfreude was in the 2004 presidential election, when so many Kerry supporters actually thought their guy was gonna win.
  • Churlish, puerile Schadenfreude [Archive] - Bloggingheads Community 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC bloggingheads.tv [Source type: Original source]

[26] The song sung by characters Gary Coleman and Nicky, describes schadenfreude as "German for 'happiness at the misfortune of others'". In the song, schadenfreude is also described as "making me feel glad that I'm not you" and "people taking pleasure in your pain". The characters use examples like "D'ja ever clap when a waitress falls and drops a tray of glasses?" and "Don'tcha feel all warm and cozy, watching people out in the rain?" as being schadenfreude.[27]
.In The Simpsons's episode "When Flanders Failed", Lisa explains to Homer what schadenfreude means, because he is feeling this with respect to Ned's failing business.^ I get a warm fuzzy feeling of Schadenfreude every time I think about her losing her no claims bonus and having to explain herself to the plod.
  • b3ta.com qotw 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.b3ta.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now, this being lj, just because my bf's mother is preparing to die horribly doesn't mean I can't blather about my feelings on the matter.

^ They stated that to a German speaker, Schadenfreude means feeling badly or guilty about the pleasure one feels when because of another’s misfortune.
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • schadenfreude discussion, citations, comments and usage notes on Wordnik 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.wordnik.com [Source type: Original source]

.He later replies, "Those Germans have a word for everything!"^ Homer: Boy, those Germans have a word for everything!
  • German English Words: S 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC germanenglishwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Language Log » The Germans have a word for it 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu [Source type: General]
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

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.In the movie "Igor" there was a Dr, Schadenfreude.^ April 3rd, 2009 at 2:37 pm Schadenfreude: naty case of tl:dr there.
  • Firman Productions » Archive » Let’s complain about things that are idiots! 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC www.firmanproductions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Neologisms and variants

.Neologisms and portmanteau words were coined from the word as early as 1993 when Lincoln Caplan, in his book "Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire",[29] used the word "Skaddenfreude" to describe the delight that competitors of Skadden Arps took in its troubles of the early 1990s.^ German word or one coined for use among Anglophones by someone who knew enough German to be plausible.

^ I’ve used the word regularly since I took beginning German in 1961.
  • The Age of Schadenfreude - Times Topics Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC topics.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Incidentally, I used the word “involved” because the White House used it early on in this case as the bar for dismissal of any culprits.
  • Marc Cooper » Blog Archive » Summer Schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC marccooper.com [Source type: General]

Another is "Spitzenfreude", coined by The Economist to refer to the fall of Eliot Spitzer.[30] .On January 12, 2010, Maureen Dowd coined "baldenfreude" for Jeff Zucker of NBC.^ January 8, 2010 12.
  • Liberal Conspiracy » How not to do schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC liberalconspiracy.org [Source type: General]

^ Reader comments 12:28 pm, January 8, 2010 1.
  • Liberal Conspiracy » How not to do schadenfreude 11 January 2010 2:16 UTC liberalconspiracy.org [Source type: General]

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See also

References

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʃa.dn̩.fʀɔʏ.də/, SAMPA: /"Sa.dn=.fR\OY.d@/

Etymology

Schaden (damage, harm) + Freude (joy)

Noun

Schadenfreude f.
  1. Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune; schadenfreude.
  2. Satisfaction derived when an individual has misfortune for disregarding rules or conventions.

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