gloat

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse glotta (to grin, smile scornfully), from Proto-Germanic *glutōną (to stare), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to shine), related to Swedish dialectal glotta, glutta (to peep), Middle High German glutzen, glotzen (to stare), Modern German glotzen (to gawk, goggle)[1].

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

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