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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: Loreshai

Pronunciation: shah-den-fy-yurd

Sentence: Jill felt slighty guilty that she was happy about screwing over her best friend in order to get a promotion at work. Jill felt Schadenfired.

Etymology: Fired - to be removed from employment + Schadenfreunde - german term to be happy when bad things happen to your friends.

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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: 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: erasmus

Pronunciation: glee guilt

Sentence: Francis was terrible for suffering gleeguilt.

Etymology: from glee and guilt.

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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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Created by: jtm2300




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Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: mizza-lation

Sentence: Upon hearing that her arch-nemesis fell down a well, Jeanine was filled with miselation.

Etymology: "misery" + "elation" with help from "mis-"

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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: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: sad-pee

Sentence: When Rachel heard that her office enemy had spilled her coffee all over her own laptop she became very sadpy.

Etymology: contraction of "sad" and "happy"

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Created by: ozzymars




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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