Learn English – Word for feeling amused by someone/people being … stupid


Is there a word for feeling amused by someone or some people do something … erroneous or stupid ?

Best Answer

While not entirely restricted to your definition, I'd suggest schadenfreude,

pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune

In this case, you have defined the subset of misfortune which is produced by the subject's own actions, although the term also refers to misfortune inflicted without help from the subject.