[syn: gloat, triumph, crow]
2. gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gloat \Gloat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloated; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gloating.] [Akin to Icel. glotta to smile scornfully, G.
glotzen to gloat.]
To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; to gaze with
passionate desire, lust, or avarice.
2. To gaze with malignant satisfaction; to exult maliciously,
sometimes also triumphantly, in another's loss or
discomfort; -- usually in a bad sense.
In vengeance gloating on another's pain. --Byron.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: malicious satisfaction [syn: gloat, gloating, glee]
v 1: dwell on with satisfaction [syn: gloat, triumph,
2: gaze at or think about something with great self-
satisfaction, gratification, or joy
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "gloat":
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