Gloat meaning

glōt
The definition of gloat is to brag or to have a feeling of self-satisfaction.

When you dance around and shout "victory, victory!" after your team wins, this is an example of gloat.

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A feeling of great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction.
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To exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.
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To feel or express great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction.

Don't gloat over your rival's misfortune.

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The act of gloating.
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An act or instance of gloating.
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The act of gloating.
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To gaze or think with exultation or malicious pleasure.
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Origin of gloat

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse glotta (“to grin scornfully”) or Middle High German glotzen. Cognate with German glotzen (“to gawk, to goggle”).

    From Wiktionary