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schadenfreude (noun) – Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Schadenfreude is a direct borrowing from German. In German Schadenfreude is a compound noun made up of the nouns Schaden ?harm, injury, damage? and Freude ?joy.? Schaden is related to English scathe (via Old Norse). Freude is a derivative of the adjective froh ?happy,? and is related to English frolic, which comes from Dutch vrolijk ?cheerful, gay.? Schadenfreude entered English in the late 19th century.

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