Schadenfreude

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Pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. German origin, basically sadism.

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More than 'a tad' mistaken...Shadenfreude is not synonymous with sadism, nor does it mean 'friend of pain'. Freunde = friend; Freude=pleasure. Schadenfreude simply means taking pleasure from other people's misfortunes.

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As to go so far to say it's sadism would be a tad mistaken; a sadist would enjoy pain of others, while Schadenfreude literally means "friend of pain". Although literally they sound the same, schadenfreude would be more civil misfortune, for an example, deriving joy from a peer failing a test

^^

cool word but when do we actually use them??

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