gloat

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse glotta (to grin scornfully) or Middle High German glotzen. Cognate with German glotzen (to gawk, to goggle)[1].

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Verb[edit]

gloat (third-person singular simple present gloats, present participle gloating, simple past and past participle gloated)

  1. To exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.

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Noun[edit]

gloat (plural gloats)

  1. An act or instance of gloating.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ gloat” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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