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Definition of a freudenschade

freudenschade

noun

  • a feeling of sadness brought on by the good fortune of others. From the German "Schaden" (damage) + "Freude" (joy). The inversion of Schadenfreude.
    His freudenschade was obvious when he learned of my winning the lottery.

    Last edited on Nov 13 2010. Submitted by n0661n on Nov 12 2010.

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