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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  --  usually  in  a  bad 
  sense  to  gaze  with  malignant  satisfaction,  passionate 
  desire,  lust,  or  avarice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gloat 
  n  :  malicious  satisfaction  [syn:  {gloating},  {glee},  {schadenfreude}] 
  v  1:  dwell  on  with  satisfaction  [syn:  {triumph},  {crow}] 
  2:  gaze  at  or  think  about  something  with  great 
  self-satisfaction,  gratification,  or  joy 




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