schadenfreude

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schadenfreude

(shäd′n-froi′də)
n.
Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
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The Gunners faithful took great delight in barracking their former hero every time van Persie got on the ball - and revelled in some more schadenfraude when the United forward drilled a left-foot shot high and wide after being played in to the edge of the penalty area.
com/8301-17852_3-57518387-71/googles-motorola-goes-after-apple-maps-in-new-ad/) Google and Motorola , and many people may be enjoying their schadenfraude by dogpiling on Apple, which is fun since the company typically gets nothing but praise.
Steeped in the cheap schadenfraude of reality TV but also grounded in historical riches, You, Nero examines the popularity of empty (and often humiliation-based) spectacles from the ancients to today.