as in to brag
to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure After such a tough campaign, they're gloating over their victory in the election. All right, you won. There's no need to gloat about it.

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“Gloat.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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