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1gloat

verb \ˈglōt\

: to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure

Full Definition of GLOAT

intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  to look or glance admiringly or amorously
2
:  to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight <gloat over an enemy's misfortune>
gloat·er noun
gloat·ing·ly adverb
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Examples of GLOAT

  1. After such a tough campaign, they're gloating over their victory in the election.

Origin of GLOAT

akin to Middle English glouten to scowl and perhaps to Old Norse glotta to grin scornfully
First Known Use: 1605

2gloat

noun

Definition of GLOAT

:  the act or feeling of one who gloats

First Known Use of GLOAT

1899
GLOATER Defined for Kids

gloat

verb \ˈglōt\
gloat·edgloat·ing

Definition of GLOAT for Kids

:  to talk or think about something with mean or selfish satisfaction <He was determined never to spring a tear for the prince to gloat over. — Sid Fleischman, The Whipping Boy>

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