Schadenfreude is defined as feeling happy when something goes wrong for someone.
An example of schadenfreude is smiling when you find out that your ex-boyfriend’s house burnt down.
glee at another's misfortune
Origin of schadenfreudeGerman from schaden, to harm + freude, joy
Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
Origin of schadenfreudeGerman 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 frō happy )