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Definition of Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude: Pleasure from the misfortune of others. The word entered English in 1895 from the German "Schade", harm, + "Freude," joy = joy (over) harm (suffered by another).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=17487
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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