gloat gloat  /ɡ ˈloʊt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) malicious satisfaction
  2. (v) dwell on with satisfaction
  3. (v) gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy

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Usage(s):

  1. Thus reads one verse of a famed German gloat-hymn, but the fame of the Emden will not live in gloat-verse alone.
  2. Calm amid the chaos was the Old Man, triumphant as usual in a political battle and gracious enough not to gloat.
  3. Those not tied to DeLay were calling the same staff members to gloat.

News

  1. Still plenty of time for Rangers to find top form

    As much as Texas Ranger fans want to gloat when it comes to how great their team is despite no World Series championships, or as much as they worry during their recent six-game losing streak, they must realize there is plenty of time to make another deep postseason run and forget about the 2012 collapse.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Marshall News Messenger

  2. Summer arrives, and North Jersey is ready to live the longest day

    Today is the summer solstice, the longest day. In North Jersey, we'll get more than 15 hours of daylight. Go ahead and gloat – that's nearly an hour and a half more daylight than Key West, Fla., will get today. For those who like daylight — pretty much everyone save Dracula — today is a day to celebrate.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Record

Quotes

  1. "He has to step down. No one will stand with him," said Rep. Peter King, a Republican congressman from Long Island. "I never try to take advantage or gloat over a personal tragedy. However, this is different. This is a guy who is so...
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Peter King Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's nothing to gloat about at this point," Heytvelt said of the 2006 game. "We have a game a lot bigger than that coming up."
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Josh Heytvelt Source: Washington Post

  3. "I am sure Jose understands winning and losing are twins in a way," said Ferguson. "You have to deal with them in the same way. When you win, you don't need to gloat, when you have a defeat you don't go bananas, you accept it. He was very...
    on May 7, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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