— n delight in another's misfortune
[German: from Schaden harm + Freude joy]
malicious joy in the misfortunes of others," 1922, from Ger., lit. "damage-joy," from schaden "damage, harm, injury" (see scathe) + freude , from O.H.G. frewida "joy," from fro "happy," lit. "hopping for joy," from P.Gmc. *frawa- (see frolic).
– n the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome with shame.
Sad that we see Schadenfreude on a daily basis and hardly ever any shame...I see it from my dogs -- when they've chewed up something they shouldn't have...they have the decency to show remorse. Good dogs.