gloater
noun see gloat I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gloater — gloat ► VERB ▪ contemplate one s own success or another s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure. ► NOUN ▪ an act of gloating. DERIVATIVES gloater noun gloating adjective & noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «give a sideways or furtive… …   English terms dictionary

  • gloater — See gloat. * * * …   Universalium

  • gloater — noun One who gloats …   Wiktionary

  • gloater — n. one who feels or expresses triumphant and malicious satisfaction at another s misfortune …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gloater — gloatˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑gloat …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloat — gloater, n. gloatingly, adv. /gloht/, v.i. 1. to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our bad luck. n. 2. an act or feeling of gloating. [1565 75; perh. akin to ON… …   Universalium

  • gloat — I. intransitive verb Etymology: akin to Middle English glouten to scowl and perhaps to Old Norse glotta to grin scornfully Date: 1605 1. obsolete to look or glance admiringly or amorously 2. to observe or think about something with triumphant and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gloat — verb contemplate one s own success or another s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure. noun an act of gloating. Derivatives gloater noun gloating adjective &noun gloatingly adverb Origin C16 (in the sense give a sideways or furtive look… …   English new terms dictionary

  • gloat — /gloʊt / (say gloht) verb (i) 1. to gaze with exultation; dwell mentally upon something with intense (and often evil) satisfaction: to gloat over another s misfortunes. 2. to smile smugly or scornfully; to display self complacency. –noun 3. the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gloat — ► VERB ▪ contemplate one s own success or another s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure. ► NOUN ▪ an act of gloating. DERIVATIVES gloater noun gloating adjective & noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «give a sideways or furtive look» …   English terms dictionary

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