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gloat

  
  ( gloats    3rd person present)   ( gloating    present participle)   ( gloated    past tense & past participle  ) If someone is gloating, they are showing pleasure at their own success or at other people's failure in an arrogant and unpleasant way.      verb  
  (disapproval)   
Anti-abortionists are gloating over the court's decision...      V over/about n  
This is nothing to gloat about.      V over/about n, Also V  
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gloat

  
  
crow, drool, exult, glory, relish, revel in, rub it in     (informal)   rub one's hands, rub someone's nose in it, triumph, vaunt  

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goat, global, gaol, goal

to gloat v.
to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure

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