gloatingly

gloat

[gloht]
verb (used without object)
1.
to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our bad luck.
noun
2.
an act or feeling of gloating.

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

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gloat
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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