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'That idiot has finally been fired?'

DEFINITION: n. A mixture of delight and guilt felt when a colleague, whom you despise, suffers a misfortune. v. To feel bad about feeling good when something bad happens to someone who is definitely not good.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: hap-pity

Sentence: Lucy was overcome with happityness when her nemesis, Brittany, fell face down on the 50 yard line in front of the whole school and broke her tiara. On one hand, it was terrible that someone sabotaged the float she was riding on. On the other hand, just because she was the homecoming queen, head cheerleader, class president, valedictorian, pretty, popular and dating Brad the quarterback -- who did she think she was, anyway?

Etymology: happy (happiness) + pity


Chuckle! - splendiction, 2009-10-09: 22:02:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kulp a bili glee

Sentence: Faith could hardly suppress her culpabiliglee when her boss fired Edwin for sexual harrassment. She had hated the guy from day one, especially since he had failed to find her attractive and ask her out. Her manipulations and far-fetched victim's tale had finally forced her boss to remove her enemy.

Etymology: Culpability (state of guilt) & Glee (malicious satisfaction)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: simp/ah/thy/five

Sentence: It was difficult to sympathighfive with her colleague as she was escorted to the door by security guards.

Etymology: sympathize + high five

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Created by: josje

Pronunciation: suffer fun

Sentence: after what has happened, i have sufferfun

Etymology: from suffering an fun.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: do/pliss/i/glee

Sentence: Sally had a difficult time hiding her dupliciglee when the office know it all got the boot.

Etymology: duplicity + glee (deceitful happiness)


Best of the day! - Mustang, 2008-06-16: 19:22:00

good one - Nosila, 2008-06-16: 19:32:00

Enchanting words: it dances before your eyes. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 02:50:00


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Created by: joshms

Pronunciation: de-guilt

Sentence: Sandra had got him fired yet felt bad too. She was suffering with a classic case of deguilt.


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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: pit-ee-hee-hee

Sentence: The size of her evil boss's bonus compared to her own meagre income was such that she only felt pityheehee when he was made redundant.

Etymology: pity (feeling of sympathy and compassion) + hee hee (laughter)


unLaoise'd a monster :) - galwaywegian, 2011-02-01: 11:51:00


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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: per-pull-voo-doo

Sentence: His lust rival's key not unlocking the door brought a sense of purplevoodoo to the guy who, for purely business purposes, had convinced his foxy boss to change the locks on the executive bathrooms.

Etymology: Thought I'd pile in the Hendrix references. Purple is the colour of success/pleasure (a purple patch) but also a bruise. Voodoo is the type of doll people use to alter others' fortunes. Both words appear in famous Jimi songs!


Hmmmm... double entendre? What was that sharp pain I just felt in the corner of my mouth? - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 08:08:00

Is that a purple haze, or purple rain on the horizon? - Stevenson0, 2007-03-23: 10:26:00

'Scuse me while I kiss the sky! - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-23: 10:29:00

'Scuse me while I change my name to AzureArtichokes; this navel piercing is killing me. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 12:25:00

How's the knee? - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-23: 12:56:00

AAAAARRRRGH! Agonkneeee! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 14:18:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kool am it ee

Sentence: It wasn't that Jane wasn't fond of, she absolutely hated him.He had started after her, for more money and she had to train him. To top that, he got a promotion and big raise that should have been hers. While she slaved away ensuring that the project was completed on time, he swanned off to join the boss for golf every Wednesday afternoon. That Bill was just schmoozing his way into the old boys' network and she was left behind to do all the work! This Wednesday things had changed, as if in answer to Jane's prayers. After the "boys" went off for their weekly golf game, a dreadful storm had blown in. At the 15th hole, Bill had been struck dead by lightening and perished. Jane's reaction, between crocodile tears, was one of they'd have to promote her to fill Bill's place. She liked that...her new name would be Coolamity Jane!

Etymology: Cool ( psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike or great coolness and composure under strain) & Amity (a state of friendship and cordiality) & Calamity (an event resulting in great loss and misfortune)


Doesn't seem a fairway to go? Enjoyed your sentence; cool word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 02:58:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glēmôrs

Sentence: When her rival was caught cheating Sarah felt a deep sense of gleemorse. The only thing that could make her feel better/worse would be if she had been the one to report it.

Etymology: glee (great delight) + remorse (deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-23: 00:57:00
Today's definition was suggested by Discoveria.
Thank you Discoveria! ~ James

Discoveria - 2007-03-23: 10:56:00
That was quick...

ErWenn - 2007-03-23: 10:56:00
Don't really know how to top schuldeshadenfreude here.

mplsbohemian - 2007-03-24: 22:20:00
The trouble is that there is a word for this in English: schadenfreude.

Discoveria - 2007-03-26: 12:07:00
I've been told already. catgrin and James decided that schadenfreude refers to the satisfaction, and this verboticism refers to feeling guilt over having that satisfaction.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-26: 23:54:00
Hey mplsbohemian, Alchemist summed it up nicely with etymology for Guiltenfreude: "schadenfreude (pleasure at the misfortune of others) with guilt."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-09: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by Discoveria. Thank you Discoveria. ~ James