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gloat

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verb \ˈglōt\

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.

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Origin and Etymology of gloat

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


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gloat

noun

Definition of gloat

  1. :  the act or feeling of one who gloats

Origin and Etymology of gloat

see 1gloat


GLOAT Defined for English Language Learners

gloat

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Definition of gloat for English Language Learners

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


GLOAT Defined for Kids

gloat

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verb \ˈglōt\

Definition of gloat for Students

gloated

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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


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