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Meaning of GLOAT

Pronunciation:  glowt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  malicious satisfaction
  2. [v]  dwell on with satisfaction
  3. [v]  gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy
 

GLOAT is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: crow, glee, gloating, triumph
 
 See Also: blow, bluster, boast, brag, congratulate, gas, gasconade, look, preen, pride, satisfaction, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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; -- usually in a bad
sense, to gaze with malignant satisfaction, passionate
desire, lust, or avarice.



   In vengeance gloating on another's pain.    --Byron.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, stand on tiptoe, stare, stare at, stare down, stare hard, triumph
 

 

 

 

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