SCHADENFREUDE By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Enjoying or deriving satisfaction from misfortune befalling others. From the German words for harm and joy. SCHADENFREUDE: "The reader is presented with a classic scenario of schadenfreude." Related Psychology Terms PRINCIPLE OF PRAGNANZ ACCIDENT VERBAL MASOCHISM GEGENHALTEN CONFIRMATION VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT FUTURE LIVES EXPERT POWER PSYCHOGENIC NEED BEZOLD-BRIICKE PHENOMENON Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCHADENFREUDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/schadenfreude/ (accessed February 26, 2020).