verb (used without object)
- glière, reinhold moritzovich,
- global aphasia,
- global community,
- global dimming
Origin of gloat
Examples from the Web for gloated
Crazy people who gloated about my being uninsured, and afflicted by an autoimmune disease.
But even as he gloated over his revenge, the words of Bill Dawson came to him, "Hold that man-eating temper of yours."The Upward Path|Various
Juan's face cleared for a moment as he gloated over how Antonio's scheme had worked out, and he laughed.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
At the same time he gloated over us, wildly and vociferously.Before Adam|Jack London
Word Origin for gloat
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."