8
Getting joy out of someone elses misfortune. The joy you feel is shameful.
She fell over and broke her neck.. i felt nothing but schadenfreude..
by bobx-- December 09, 2008
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
9
The feeling of pleasure gathered from watching the suffering of another human being.
Remember the enormous pleasure you got watching dad get kicked in the nuts on AFHV in the 80s, or ogling any fat asshole in the world dancing in bikini briefs or redneck on a crotch rocket who smashes his face in on the old log next to the "swimmin' hole" near his dilapidated shack on YouTube? That's schadenfreude... It's what makes you human... Or a very bad person.
by Vice Morris July 29, 2009
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
10
Nicky: "Schadenfruede, what's that, some sort of Nazi word?"

Gary Coleman: "Yep, it's German for 'Happiness at the misfortune of others!'"

Nicky: "'Happiness at the misfortune of others', that IS German!"
Gary Coleman: Right now you'r down and out, and feelin' really crappy.

N: I'll say.

Gary Coleman: And when I see how sad you are, it sorta makes me... HAP-PY...!!!

Nicky: HAPPY?!

Gary Coleman: Sorry Nicky, human nature, nothin' I can do. It's Schadenfruede, makin' me feel glad that I'm not you!

Nicky: Well that's not very nice, Gary!

Gary Coleman: I didn't say it was nice, but ev'rybody does it! D'jah ever clap when a waitress falls, and drops a tray of glasses?

Nicky: Yeah.

Gary Coleman: And ain't it fun to watch figure skaters fallin' on their asses?

Nicky: Sure!

Gary Coleman: Don'tcha feel all warm and cozy watching people out in the rain? That's

Both: Schadenfreude!

Gary Coleman: People taking pleasure in your pain!
by Lorelili October 23, 2004
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
11
German for "happiness at the misfortune of others"

Clapping when a waitress falls and drops a tray of glasses

Watching figure skaters falling on their asses

Watching people out in the rain

Watching a vegetarian being told she just ate chicken

Watching a frat boy realize just what he put his dick in

Being on an elevator when somebody shouts "Hold the door!"

Straight A students getting Bs

Exes getting STDs

Waking doormen from their naps

Watching tourists reading maps

Football players getting tackled

CEOs getting shackled

Watching actors never reach the ending of their Oscar speech
Schadenfreude: Making me feel glad that I'm not you.
by Janet Weiss July 29, 2005
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
12
1) taking pleasure in other people's pain
Taylor: Schadenfreude, Kanye!
by Yasmine1427 April 20, 2010
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
13
The joy one feels when bad things happen to other people.

or

The act of deriving pleasure from someone else's misfortune.

Orgin = German: Schaden, damage (from Middle High German schade, from Old High German scado) + Freude, joy (from Middle High German vreude, from Old High German frewida, from fr, happy).
An sense of schadenfreude came over me as I watched a Chevy Suburban with a "W" bumpersticker pull into a gas station advertising $3.89 per gallon.
by Stevo B May 03, 2006
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
14
Basically, that feeling you get watching America's Funniest Home Videos(or a similar show). You're feeling glad that you're not someone experiencing pain. The opposite of sympathy.
Watching someone get stacked(hit in the crotch) and either laughing or cringing. That's Schadenfreude.
by supergub October 31, 2009
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug