- 1to show that you are happy about your own success or someone else's failure, in an unpleasant way synonym crow
- 2 She was still gloating over her rival's disappointment. Having lost a large percentage of the vote, they were in no position to gloat. I hope you haven't just come here to gloat.
NAmE//ɡloʊt//[intransitive] gloat (about/at/over something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gloat
he / she / it gloats
past simple gloated
-ing form gloating
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adjective a gloating look