verb (used without object)
to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our bad luck.
an act or feeling of gloating.

1565–75; perhaps akin to Old Norse glotta to smile scornfully; compare German glotzen to stare

gloater, noun
gloatingly, adverb
ungloating, adjective

1. See glare1. Unabridged
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gloat (ɡləʊt)
vb (often foll by over)
1.  to dwell (on) with malevolent smugness or exultation
2.  the act of gloating
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse glotta to grin, Middle High German glotzen to stare]

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Word Origin & History

1575, "to look at furtively," from O.N. glotta "smile scornfully," or M.H.G. glotzen "to stare, gloat." Sense of "to look at with malicious satisfaction" first recorded 1748.
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Example sentences
Re-energised authoritarian regimes gloat over the so-called wisdom of
  repressive laws and acts.
Not with the aim of eventually able to gloat on a big head, but more humbled by
  the step about how much there is to know.
He declines to gloat when his team emerges fresh and potent in the playoffs.
But even if the former decides not to stand, the latter has little to gloat
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