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A word for delight at someone else's failure? [duplicate]

Is there a word for the selfish kind of (possibly humourous) delight felt at someone else's failure? e.g. No matter how I tried, I couldn't complete the seemingly simple task. So feeling like an ...
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How to express happiness on someone's failure? [duplicate]

Documentation of StackOverflow is finally gone, and I am happy about it. StackOverflow was meant to be a Q/A site, and it is, in fact, the top site in its category. But Docs is not something it should ...
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Term for pleasure or joy obtained on top of others' misery or unhappiness [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: An idiom for deriving pleasure from another's suffering We often experience the following: We feel happy when our fellow classmates get a bad grade and not ...
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Is there a word for describing a person who experiences schadenfreude? [duplicate]

One word to denote a person who derives pleasure from another's misfortune?
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Is there a name in English language for the feeling of being happy something bad happened to someone else rather than you? [duplicate]

Is there a word in English language to express the feeling of being happy that something bad happened to someone else rather than you? I can maybe describe it best as the opposite of survivor's ...
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What is the emotion for being glad of someone getting their just deserts

Is there a word for the feeling of satisfaction when someone 'bad' gets punished? For example, when watching a movie and seeing the villain finally get defeated, the audience feels a sense of... what? ...
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Any word or phrase or idiom that describes a person who takes the pleasure from the misfortunes of others? [duplicate]

Is there any word or phrase or idiom that describes a person who takes the pleasure from the misfortunes of others?
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What's an exact word for someone who's unhappy when others do well?

I'm watching a baseball game and a home run is hit and the crowd goes nuts. The camera cuts to the home dugout, and the most famous big-hitter on the team (who you'd think would have the ...
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When you feel Grim Amusement [closed]

When one feels grimly amused, exactly what kind of emotion is described? It seems to me that grim and amused are mutually contradictory so they do not conjure any consistent image in my mind. Thanks ...
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Laughing at other people's expense [closed]

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