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GLOAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gloat mean? 

GLOAT (noun)
  The noun GLOAT has 1 sense:

1. malicious satisfaction

  Familiarity information: GLOAT used as a noun is very rare.


GLOAT (verb)
  The verb GLOAT has 2 senses:

1. dwell on with satisfaction
2. gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy

  Familiarity information: GLOAT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLOAT (noun)


Sense 1gloat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Malicious satisfaction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

gloat; gloating; glee

Hypernyms ("gloat" is a kind of...):

satisfaction (the contentment you feel when you have done something right)


GLOAT (verb)


Sense 1gloat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dwell on with satisfaction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

crow; gloat; triumph

Hypernyms (to "gloat" is one way to...):

blow; bluster; boast; brag; gas; gasconade; shoot a line; swash; tout; vaunt (show off)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gloat"):

congratulate; preen (pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence examples:

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


Sense 2gloat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "gloat" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue gloat over the results of the experiment


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