gloating


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gloat

 (glōt)
intr.v. gloat·ed, gloat·ing, gloats
To feel or express great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction: Don't gloat over your rival's misfortune.
n.
1. The act of gloating.
2. A feeling of great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

gloat′er n.

gloating

(ˈɡləʊtɪŋ)
n
the act or process of dwelling on something with malevolent smugness or exultation
adj
dwelling on something with malevolent smugness or exultation; smug
ˈgloatingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gloating - malicious satisfactiongloating - malicious satisfaction    
satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
Translations

gloating

[ˈgləʊtɪŋ] ADJ with a gloating smilesonriendo satisfecho, con una sonrisa satisfecha

gloating

nSelbstgefälligkeit f; (over sb’s misfortune or failure) → Schadenfreude f; it wasn’t pleasant to listen to their gloatinges war kein Vergnügen, ihren selbstgefälligen Reden/schadenfrohen Bemerkungen zuzuhören; their gloating over their own successihre selbstgefällige Freude über ihren Erfolg
adj (= self-satisfied)selbstgefällig; (= malicious)hämisch, schadenfroh; he cast a gloating look at the moneyer weidete sich genüsslich am Anblick des Geldes
References in classic literature ?
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplght gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore!
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er She shall press, ah, nevermore!
Intent on his prey, for a time he had stood over it, gloating.
As if the infirmities of old age - the gray hair, the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, and the knotted veins of the hands - were the symptoms of moral poison, they prowl about the quays with an underhand air of gloating over the broken spirit of noble captives.
It was as if all the agreeable sensations possible to creatures of flesh and blood were heaped up on those black-and-white keys, and he were gloating over them and trickling them through his yellow fingers.
This was more than Lady Arabella's curious dual nature could stand-- the ghoulish element in her rose triumphant, and she abandoned all idea of marriage with Edgar Caswall, gloating fiendishly over the thought of revenge.
Him we carried in triumph to our other friend, with the story of that Saturday to Monday, and never shall I forget the gloating joy with which Mr.
Already he was gloating over the days and nights of revenge that would be his while the heavy dugout drifted its slow way to the ocean.
Wildly and more--wildly he teetered, grinning at me his gloating hatred.
And Liam Gallagher, 45, has been gloating after being nominated for the best British Male Solo Artist award.
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