Gloating



[gloht] /gloʊt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction:
The opposing team gloated over our bad luck.
noun
2.
an act or feeling of gloating.
/ɡləʊt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by over. to dwell (on) with malevolent smugness or exultation
noun
2.
the act of gloating
v.

1570s, “to look at furtively,” from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse glotta “to grin, smile scornfully, show the teeth,” Swedish dialectal glotta “to peep;” or from Middle High German glotzen “to stare, gape.” Sense of “to look at with malicious satisfaction” first recorded 1748. Related: Gloated; gloating. As a noun, from 1640s with sense of “side-glance;” 1899 as “act of gloating.”

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