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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: jtm2300




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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: suzanne




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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kom rad enn froy deh

Sentence: She wouldn't admit to comradenfreude, but found herself humming "another on bites the dust" as her ex colleague made her tearful farewells

Etymology: comrade, schadenfreude

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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: WindingRoad

Pronunciation: MAL-trahy-uhmf

Sentence: Betty squirmed with maltriumph upon hearing about Greg's demotion.

Etymology: Mal (from L malignus [bad]) + triumph (from ME triumphe [victory])

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: foh - moshun - ul

Sentence: Genevieve felt foemotional when Sally lost her job. Even though she was her colleague, Genevieve did not like her and pretended to be sad when she cleaned out her desk...

Etymology: foe, emotional

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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: coachnomad23

Pronunciation: colleague-asm

Sentence: Seeing my partners on the project get fired for messing up the presentation, gave me a colleagasm.



Colleagasm sounds like a very positive thing to me!! Love the word!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-03-23: 10:30:00

So many good words can be contrived from the "O". I keep waiting for the definition for "The point at which you become assimilated with the borg" (borgasm). - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 12:18:00


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Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: re-gret-a-spit-lish-us

Sentence: Trying to hide my regretaspitlicious smile, i shook his hand as he left the office.

Etymology: regretfully + spite +delicious


dunno why i wanted to add delicious in there. - mana1066, 2007-03-27: 00:20:00


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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