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gloat +‎ -y


gloaty (comparative more gloaty, superlative most gloaty)

  1. Characterized by or resembling gloating.
    • 1912, Clarence L. Cullen, “The Hangman and Pedro Salazar” in Munsey’s Magazine, Volume 47, No. 6, September 1912, p. 948,[1]
      [] I saw Rosita and José, hand in hand, doing a sort of gloaty, derisive fandango for the torturing of Pete.
    • 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, University of Illinois Press, 1978, Chapter 5, p. 75,[2]
      The rest of the town looked like servant’s quarters surrounding the “big house.” And different from everybody else in the town he put off moving in until it had been painted, in and out. And look at the way he painted it—a gloaty, sparkly white.
    • 1947, Rex Stout, Too Many Women, Thorndike Press & Chivers Press, 1999, Chapter 24, p. 233,[3]
      “This,” Cramer declared in as gloaty a tone as I had ever heard from him, “is really rich. []
    • 2014, Rick Owens, cited by Alexander Fury in “Rick Owens and the Dark Art of Creativity,” The Independent, 17 October, 2014,[4]
      I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to. It’s not like I’m obligated to make any compromises, which is a wonderful thing. I probably sound a little gloaty to say that, or a little boastful, but it’s significant.


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