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ˈʃɑd nˌfrɔɪ dəschaden·freude

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  1. schadenfreudenoun


  2. schadenfreudenoun

    Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.


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  1. Schadenfreudenoun

    delight in another person's misfortune

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    The wishes of the terrorists were fulfilled in part by easily distracted members of the American press who chose gossip and schadenfreude-fueled reporting over a story with immeasurable consequences for the public -- a story that was developing right in front of their eyes.

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