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
obsolete :  to look or glance admiringly or amorously
:  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

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



Definition of GLOAT

:  the act or feeling of one who gloats

First Known Use of GLOAT

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verb \ˈglōt\

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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