Definition of Gloating

1. Noun. Malicious satisfaction.

Exact synonyms: Glee, Gloat
Generic synonyms: Satisfaction
Derivative terms: Gloat, Gloat, Gloat, Gloat



Definition of Gloating

1. Verb. (present participle of gloat) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gloating

1. gloat [v] - See also: gloat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gloating

glitzes
glitzier
glitziest
glitzily
glitzing
glitzy
gloak
gloam
gloaming
gloamings
gloams
gloat
gloated
gloater
gloaters
gloating (current term)
gloatingly
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glob
global
global aphasia
global climate change
global cooling
global coupling
global couplings
global dimming
global distillation
global ecology
global healthcare
global image

Literary usage of Gloating

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"... in a dungeon or cham- t-er of torture, grimly gloating over the bloodstained bodies of the cardinals who had plotted against him (1384), which, ..."

2. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine by William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone (1850)
"gloating o'er their carrion prize, Loud the foul hyenas laughed— Grinned the wolves, and gleamed their eyes, As the thickening blood they quaffed. ..."

3. The Story of Cawnpore by Mowbray Thomson (1859)
"... without alarm from the guns; and day-break disclosed to view hosts of adjutant birds and vultures gloating over their carnivorous breakfast. ..."

4. Players of the Period: A Series of Anecdotal, Biographical, and Critical by Arthur Goddard (1891)
"... 1889—the first performance having been given at the Crystal Palace on September I3th, 1888—perhaps the sensuality of the new Falstaff is gloating ..."

5. Sun Hunting: Adventures and Observations Among the Native and Migratory by Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1922)
"... DARING GAME OF CHANCE AMID TROPICAL SCENTS—AND OF THE gloating OF CHARLES WALNUT AND HERMAN BLISTER SCENE II of this emotional cross-section of national ..."

6. The Poisoner by Gerald Cumberland (1921)
"You—gloating over me and my suffering! Where are they? ... vampire gloating, gloating " He stopped shouting suddenly as he made a menacing step towards her; ..."

7. A Few Kind Words about Hate: The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible by Una Stannard (2007)
"But Proverb is exceptional; the Bible usually taught the Israelites that they didn't have to be mealy-mouthed about gloating, that they could gloat openly. ..."

8. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"On the grey wolf I lay my sovereign ban, The great grey wolf with scraping claws, lest he Lay bare my dead for gloating foes to see— ..."

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