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