What is the word for when someone gets enjoyment out of someone else's misfortune or expense?


Schadenfreude, a borrowed German word, is a common and concise way to say it.

Enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others



According to Wiktionary :

epicaricacy  (uncountable)

(rare) Rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others.

  • 'Epicaricacy' is a reaction to the more common 'schadenfreude' as a latinate calque, intended to replace the direct German loanword. – Mitch Apr 9 '19 at 13:37

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.