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gloat

verb [I] uk   /ɡləʊt/ us    /ɡloʊt/
to feel or express great pleasure or satisfaction because of your own success or good luck, or someone else's failure or bad luck: She's continually gloating over/about her new job. I know I shouldn't gloat, but it really serves him right. His enemies were quick to gloat at his humiliation. [+ speech] "This is our fourth victory in a row," he gloated.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
gloatingly
adverb uk   /ˈɡləʊ.tɪŋ.li/ us    /ˈɡloʊ.t̬ɪŋ-/
Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance

gloat

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ɡləʊt/ us    /ɡloʊt/
an occasion when you gloat about something: to have a gloat at/over/about somethingSatisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
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