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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

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Alternative spellings

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi), upon) + χάρις (kharis), joy) +κακός (kakos), evil).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌɛpɪˈkærɪkəsi/

Noun

Singular
epicaricacy

Plural
uncountable

epicaricacy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Rejoicing at or derivation of pleasure from the misfortunes of others.

Usage notes

  • The word is mentioned in some early dictionaries, but there is little or no evidence of actual usage until it was picked up by various "interesting word" websites around the turn of the twenty-first century.

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See also

External links

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References

  • Bailey, Nathan (1737). Universal Etymological English Dictionary.
  • Bailey, Nathan (1751). Dictionarium Britannicum.
  • Shipley, Joseph T. (1955). Dictionary of Early English. Philosophical Library. ISBN-13: 978-0806529264.
  • Novobatzky, Peter; Shea , Ammon (1955). Depraved and Insulting English. Harvest Books. ISBN-13: 978-0156011495.

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