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English noun: gloat

1. gloat (feeling) malicious satisfaction


Synonymsglee, gloating


Broader (hypernym)satisfaction


English verb: gloat

1. gloat (communication) dwell on with satisfaction


ExamplesSam and Sue gloat, Sam and Sue gloat over the results of the experiment


Synonymscrow, triumph


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt


Narrower (hyponym)congratulate, preen

2. gloat (perception) gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy


ExamplesSam and Sue gloat over the results of the experiment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)look









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