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gloat

[gloht] /gloʊt/
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 of gloat
1565-1575
1565-75; perhaps akin to Old Norse glotta to smile scornfully; compare German glotzen to stare
Related forms
gloater, noun
gloatingly, adverb
ungloating, adjective
Synonyms
1. See glare1 .
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  • "I guess we got youse good an' proper at last," said Jake gloatingly.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • Then gloatingly he picked up the fox, hesitated and picked up the rabbit.

  • He looked around him gloatingly and climbed into the little make-believe train, and smiled as he settled back in a seat.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • "About three years, I'm thinking," the sergeant said gloatingly.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • Sir Peregrine bent his eyes over them gloatingly, and took them up in his lean fingers.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
  • "It is worth noting that the affair proves our strength," he said gloatingly.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • He was leashed to a vile white dog, loathsomely fat, fiendishly ill-natured, gloatingly intractable toward his despised conductor.

    Sixes and Sevens O. Henry
  • "That will made the fighting all the better," gloatingly declared Dell.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • Bassanio pleaded with Shylock for Antonios life, but Shylock gloatingly demanded his pound of flesh.

  • He began to plan, gloatingly, the thing he would carve out of a four-inch section of the plastic.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for gloatingly

gloat

/ɡləʊt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by over. to dwell (on) with malevolent smugness or exultation
noun
2.
the act of gloating
Derived Forms
gloater, noun
gloatingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse glotta to grin, Middle High German glotzen to stare
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Word Origin and History for gloatingly

gloat

v.

1570s, "to look at furtively," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse glotta "to grin, smile scornfully, show the teeth," Swedish dialectal glotta "to peep;" or from Middle High German glotzen "to stare, gape." Sense of "to look at with malicious satisfaction" first recorded 1748. Related: Gloated; gloating. As a noun, from 1640s with sense of "side-glance;" 1899 as "act of gloating."

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