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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: Javeson1

Pronunciation: shawd-en-frawd

Sentence: When the guy who dumped her wound up on the front page for his incredible feat of having fallen out a third story window and barely survived, Mimi, who was invited to his funeral, was incredibly overcome with shadenfraud when she had to play nice to his friends and family.

Etymology: fraud (fake, deceiving) + schadenfreude (german for happiness at the misfortune of others -- something we are all guilty of)

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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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Created by: AnnieChandon




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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: THRIL-pang

Sentence: Whispering to himself, "Nils carborundum illegitimati" Bob quickly overcame his thrillpangs, as he slowly, but surely, shredded Hugh's application for entry to the University of Tasmania's MBA course.

Etymology: THRILL: A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of joy. PANG n. 1: a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: stab, twinge,] 2: a mental pain or distress; qualms, anguish, guilt.


great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-16: 12:33:00


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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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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: con/grat/u/deg/rah/day/shuns

Sentence: Congratudegradations on your transfer to the unemployment line - hope you have a nice trip

Etymology: congratulations + degradation

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: hip hip sorray

Sentence: A classic case of "the good news and the bad news" was just the way Candace's life seemed to be going lately. So when she heard Linda, not Linda B., but Linda S, the one who stole her man had been fired the same day her cat died, she couldn't help but feel hiphipsorray.

Etymology: Feeling sorry on the outside, but cheering on the inside.


great - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-16: 12:29:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-06-16: 19:21:00

Hey, thanks guys. Just found this fun site, and finding my way around. I make up alot of words for fun anyway, so this is right up my alley. :) Alot of VERY talented Verbologists here! :) - lumina, 2008-06-16: 22:33:00

Very i-LUMINA-ting. But I'm sorry about the cat. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 03:08:00

Ozziebob...yeah...the cat...Candace is still feeling very illitterate about it. (Etymology: ill=sick, litter=as in kitty. Def: The lowest point of grief after losing a beloved feline.) :) - lumina, 2008-06-17: 10:46:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kahr-muh-LEV-uh-lents/

Sentence: Almost all of the women in the office thought Dean, the assistant manager, was a cheauvanistic jerk — he was just a creep. When he was eventually fired, he was escorted out of the office by security, his box of belongings in-hand. As the door closed behind him, everyone exchanged surprized glances, but a couple of the women recognized the look of karmalevolence on Jennifer's face. She was ecstatic that he was gone, but she suddenly wondered if any of her complaints to HR had anything to do with it... and if he had any kids. 'Oh well', she thought, as she marked a big smiley face on today's date on her desk calendar.

Etymology: Karma - in Buddhism, the sum of a person's actions in one life, which determine his form in the next (from Sanskrit, karman "action, fate") + Malevolence - feeling of ill will toward another person or thing (from Latin, malevolentem "bad wish")


Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 02:55:00


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Created by: ozzymars




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Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: trib-yee-LAY-shun

Sentence: Sandra hated the way her neighbor Kelly reminded everyone of how the only things more perfect than her life were her perfect little children. Thus, Sandra was overcome by a profound sense of tribyelation when she heard Kelly's youngest child was caught selling drugs at school and the oldest was pregnant.

Etymology: Tribulation - (misfortune, a trying experience) + Elation (the state of being filled with joy)


great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-16: 12:28:00


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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