Gloat – meaning of the word and example

To feel or express great pleasure or satisfaction because of your own success or good luck, or someone else’s failure or bad luck. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If someone is gloating, they are showing pleasure at their own success or at other people’s failure in an arrogant and unpleasant way. (Collins Dictionary)

To look or glance admiringly or amorously. (Merriam – Webster)

Dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Gloat antonyms


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