Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gloat”

See all translations

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.
gloatingly
adverb uk   /ˈɡləʊ.tɪŋ.li/ us    /ˈɡloʊ.t̬ɪŋ-/

gloat

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ɡləʊt/ us    /ɡloʊt/
an occasion when you gloat about something: to have a gloat at/over/about something
(Definition of gloat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gloat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “gloat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More