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The production, the most expensive in Broadway history, was plagued by technical mishaps and backstage conflicts, all documented in the press with breathless schadenfreude.
The Twitter account for an outfit called Charitable Humans unleashed a Cat-5 gale of schadenfreude at Houston’s woes.
The disclosure that White House senior officials have used private email has given Clinton and her supporters a case of schadenfreude.
To Uber’s many critics, that likely has a delicious ring of schadenfreude.
Who will fill the gaping maw of the internet's need for Silicon Valley schadenfreude now?
As the world would soon learn in a frenzy of media schadenfreude, ticket-holders found an unfinished campsite with substandard conditions and inadequate accommodations.
Viewers who’d sat through five seasons of her machinations, meanwhile, had a better and more satisfying understanding of the word schadenfreude.
With signs of contagion in the more vulnerable parts of the Spanish financial system, there may be a degree of schadenfreude among other European policy makers.
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Origin and Etymology of schadenfreude
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
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