gloat

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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 (sometimes malevolent) pleasure or sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.
  2. To triumph, crow, relish, glory, revel in

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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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