AskDefine | Define gloat

Dictionary Definition

gloat n : malicious satisfaction [syn: gloating, glee]


1 dwell on with satisfaction [syn: triumph, crow]
2 gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.


to exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction


  1. An act or instance of gloating.


an act or instance of gloating

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bore, crane, crane the neck, crow, crow over, delight, delight in, exult, exult in, eye, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze, gaze open-mouthed, glare, gloat over, glory, glory in, goggle, joy, jubilate, look, ogle, peer, revel in, stand on tiptoe, stare, stare at, stare down, stare hard, triumph
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