Schadenfreude

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Words related to Schadenfreude

delight in another person's misfortune

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THE comedian Jasper Carrott once observed that the Germans actually had a word for the enjoyment of other people's misfortunes: schadenfraude.
Indeed you will bump into your bully in Tesco years later, and grin a satisfyingly eventoothed smile of pure Schadenfraude to see them looking more haggard and hopeless than those bleachhaired banshees with 17 children on Jeremy Kyle.
Yet England fans indulging in a shriek of schadenfraude chortled too soon - for they were about to suffer one of the most prolonged periods of missed opportunity in rugby history.
There may also be a psychological explanation - his every move is scrutinised by those with a keen sense of rugby schadenfraude.
Jon Phelps of Celtic Manor reckons there is amusing schadenfraude potential.