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Viewers who’d sat through five seasons of her machinations, meanwhile, had a better and more satisfying understanding of the word schadenfreude.
As the world would soon learn in a frenzy of media schadenfreude, ticket-holders found an unfinished campsite with substandard conditions and inadequate accommodations.
The true mark of friendship, according to Munn, is a little bit of 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.
Relief, entitlement, schadenfreude and a mortal fear of having to fly economy again — these are the prevalent emotions.
On Twitter, the schadenfreude was swift and merciless.
But, of course, all of these shows would have never even existed without the sensationalistic OG teen soap that set the stage for all of their youthful schadenfreude and melodrama to unfold – Beverly Hills, 90210.
Rarely are schadenfreude and political commentary packaged together so neatly.
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Origin and Etymology of schadenfreude
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
SCHADENFREUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of schadenfreude for English Language Learners
: a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people
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