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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    Phlegmatic it means emotionless but it sounds so weird lol
    Oh wow I would have assumed it meant of phlegm? Or something.

    Thanks blondie. Hope you're not feeling too phlegmatic of late?
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    What even? Definition?
    Means the act of saying something is worthless, its the second longest word in the english dictionary, after
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    (Original post by kandykissesxox)
    Sitting here like where are the definitions pls. Now having to google some of these words

    I will contribute to the thread shortly.
    I know!! I specifically said in the OP definitions please.

    Then everyone is like >insert definition here< seeee yaaaa and I'm like

    :naughty: read the OP, edit your comment please :yep:
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    Well, it's a German borrowed word:

    Schadenfreude - "pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune"
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Oh wow I would have assumed it meant of phlegm? Or something.

    Thanks blondie. Hope you're not feeling too phlegmatic of late?
    I've tried to use it in a sentence before and it always sounds a little out of place lol not feeling too bad tbh
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHxO0UdpoxM
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    Do words from other languages count if they are words for which there is no widely-used English word? The word Nebelwerfer for instance.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Well, it's a German borrowed word:

    Schadenfreude - "pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune"
    Like a sadist?
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    my favourite would have to be zeitgeist, oddly enough it never seems to come up in conversation
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    Onomatopeia
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    (Original post by george-90)
    Do words from other languages count if they are words for which there is no widely-used English word? The word Nebelwerfer for instance.
    Anything counts. I'm not precious :smug: but I insist on definition providing :fuhrer:
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    Phobophobia - Fear of phobias
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    Which I like because of the irony
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    Purloin(ed)
    Perspicacious
    Conviviality
    Parsimonious

    and...
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Like a sadist?
    Not as extreme. More of a "It's not enough for me to succeed. Others must fail" vibe, ygm?
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Like a sadist?
    Sort of, except you don't inflict pain on someone or anything like you have with sadism to experience 'schadenfreude'

    At least, I think that's what the difference is...
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    my favourite would have to be zeitgeist, oddly enough it never seems to come up in conversation
    German borrowed words are the best...
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    fewmets

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    animal droppings... used by huntsmen to follow prey
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Purloin(ed)
    Purspicacious
    Conviviality
    Parsimonious

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    Sorry I can't see the definitions
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    quixotic

    - extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Not as extreme. More of a "It's not enough for me to succeed. Others must fail" vibe, ygm?
    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Sort of, except you don't inflict pain on someone or anything like you have with sadism to experience 'schadenfreude'

    At least, I think that's what the difference is...
    Makes sense lads. Makes sense.
 
 
 
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