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English definition of “gloat”


verb [I]     /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     /ˈɡləʊ.tɪŋ.li/ US  /ˈɡloʊ.t̬ɪŋ-/ adverb Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assurance
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