Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Schadenfreude

scha·den·freu·de [shahd-n-froi-duh]

–noun

satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune

There are times when you understand a word. There are other times when the full import of a word makes complete and eminent sense.

Edit: Linked to original dictionary.com meaning

3 comments:

thedq said...

Am thinking what you are thinking?

Not a good feeling though:( I mean, morally, not personally. I love that feeling, but morally its probably not a good thing. What ever 'morally' defines.
BTW i have that email saved as draft and will send it when i get down to it soon!

Ajay said...

Yes :)

Honestly, there are very few occasions when I feel this and it's not even a very strong feeling of satisfaction.

Yes, it's probably wrong, but I wish I was that much of a 'mahatma' :)

BTW, during our conversation last month I was struggling to place the word. It came to me in a flash of light only yesterday.

thedq said...

hehe yea ..Schadenfreude does not look like a word you'd remember that easily.