gloat

  • 1 gloat — [ glout ] verb intransitive to show that you are happy and proud at your own success or at someone else s failure: CROW: gloat over: He was there to gloat over their defeat. ╾ gloat noun singular …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 gloat´er — gloat «gloht», verb, noun. –v.i. to gaze or think about intently and with satisfaction; ponder with pleasure. –n. an act of gloating; a look, feeling, or expression of self satisfaction: »In a front page gloat over its circulation figures the… …

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  • 3 Gloat — Gloat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gloated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gloating}.] [Akin to Icel. glotta to smile scornfully, G. glotzen to gloat.] To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; to gaze with passionate desire, lust, or avarice. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 gloat — [gləut US glout] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language] to show in an annoying way that you are proud of your own success or happy about someone else s failure gloat over ▪ The fans are still gloating over Scotland… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 gloat — gloat·ing·ly; gloat; …

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  • 6 gloat — 1570s, to look at furtively, from a Scandinavian source, Cf. O.N. glotta to grin, smile scornfully, show the teeth, Swedish dialectal glotta to peep; or from M.H.G. glotzen to stare, gape. Sense of to look at with malicious satisfaction first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 gloat — *gaze, gape, stare, glare, peer Contrasted words: envy, *covet, grudge, begrudge …

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  • 8 gloat — [v] exclaim triumph celebrate, crow*, exult, glory, rejoice, relish, rub it in*, triumph, vaunt, whoop*; concept 49 Ant. be sad, commiserate, sympathize …

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  • 9 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» …

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  • 10 gloat — [glōt] vi. [prob. via dial. < OE * glotian or ON glotta, to grin scornfully, akin to Ger glotzen, E dial. glout, to stare < IE * ĝhlud < base * ĝhel , to shine > GLOW] to gaze or think with exultation or malicious pleasure: often with …

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  • 11 gloat — UK [ɡləʊt] / US [ɡloʊt] verb [intransitive] Word forms gloat : present tense I/you/we/they gloat he/she/it gloats present participle gloating past tense gloated past participle gloated showing disapproval to show that you are happy and proud at… …

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  • 12 gloat — verb (I) to show in an unpleasant way that you are happy about your own success or about someone else s failure (+ over): Dick was still gloating over Scotland s 5 0 defeat. gloat noun (singular): I bet Sam s having a gloat over that one.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 gloat — [[t]gloʊt[/t]] v. i. 1) to indulge in malicious or excessive satisfaction 2) an act or feeling of gloating • Etymology: 1565–75; perh. akin to ON glotta to smile scornfully gloat′er, n. gloat′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 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 …

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  • 15 gloat — Synonyms and related words: bore, crane, crane the neck, crow, crow over, delight, delight in, exult, exult in, eye, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze, gaze open mouthed, glare, gloat over, glory, glory in, goggle, joy, jubilate, look, ogle, peer, revel in …

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  • 16 gloat — v. (D; intr.) to gloat over …

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  • 17 gloat — [[t]glo͟ʊt[/t]] gloats, gloating, gloated VERB (disapproval) If someone is gloating, they are showing pleasure at their own success or at other people s failure in an arrogant and unpleasant way. [V over/about n] Anti abortionists are gloating… …

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  • 18 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

  • 19 gloat —   Ha anui. Gloat over misfortunes of others, akola, aikola …

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