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gloat

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verb \ˈglōt\

Simple Definition of gloat

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gloat

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to look or glance admiringly or amorously

  3. 2 :  to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight <gloat over an enemy's misfortune>

gloater

noun

gloatingly

adverb

Examples of gloat in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of gloat

akin to Middle English glouten to scowl and perhaps to Old Norse glotta to grin scornfully


First Known Use: 1605


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gloat

noun

Definition of gloat

  1. :  the act or feeling of one who gloats



1899

First Known Use of gloat

1899


GLOAT Defined for Kids

gloat

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verb \ˈglōt\

Definition of gloat for Students

gloated

gloating

  1. :  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>




Learn More about gloat

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of gloat


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