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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: 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: Sed8ed

Pronunciation: core-praw-dic-shun

Sentence: When Lena got the promotion her devious and spiteful colleague had been manuevering for, she first let out a YIPPPPEEEE, then felt a flush of corpradiction for being so openly gleeful.

Etymology: corp from corporate + radiction from contradiction

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Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: GUILT+GLEE

Sentence: He is so full of false pride about being assigned the new position, I will be so full of guiltglee if his first big assignment is a flop.

Etymology: GUILT+GLEE

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sadd enn froy deh

Sentence: Her sadenfreude was obvious as she passed round the sacrificed chicken sandwiches at his leaving party

Etymology: sad schadenfreude


Das ist schade! - Nosila, 2009-10-09: 17:25:00


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Created by: chaok

Pronunciation: oh-brah-gihlt

Sentence: I felt obraguilt when I heard that my boss was fired.

Etymology: "obra-" comes from "Obratna", which, according to google translate, is macedonian for "reverse". Guilt comes from a word that means "sin, crime, fault" in old english.

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ug + lee

Sentence: I couldn't help but feel some uglee when the boss chewed out that jerk Bob.

Etymology: ugly + glee

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Created by: Sissyphus


Sentence: Martin lost his job because of the fight we had when he was working... in a way I feel bad, but the vooblue is leading me towards a celebratory drink..


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Created by: stache

Pronunciation: mə-lěk'stə-sē

Sentence: When her a-hole neighbor Mark slipped on his icy front walk, Lana couldn't help giggling like a schoolgirl with malecstasy.

Etymology: malicious, malignant ecstacy

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/lay/shame

Sentence: "There's Joe that no good rotten pig. I wish he would die!!!" thought Jenny as Joe entered the office. At that moment, Joe tripped, fell and hit his head. Jenny was shocked, surprised and filled with elatshame.

Etymology: ELATSHAME - noun - from - ELATION (an exhilarating psychological state) + SHAME (the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, or improper)


terrific - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-16: 12:33:00

too bad jenny mistook joe for george. - stache, 2008-06-16: 23:59:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: doo/pli/si/glee

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

Etymology: duplicity + glee (deceitful happiness)


petaj I really want to condolight with you on the success of this word ;-) - petaj, 2007-03-25: 04:01:00


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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