Schadenfreude

What Kind of Doctor Do I Need? Slideshow

Medical 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).


Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Reviewed on 9/14/2016

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors