What Does Gloating Mean?

What does it mean when someone gloats?

1 : to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight gloat over an enemy’s misfortune.

2 obsolete : to look or glance admiringly or amorously.


What do you call someone who gloats?

The most-common term for a boastful person is a braggard. or bragger. Others include egotist and narcissist, although these aren’t strictly about gloating.

How do you use gloat in a sentence?

The leaders of the campaign will gloat over what they have achieved. They gloat over the fact that the rented sector has diminished over the years. He could not make up his mind whether to carp or gloat, so he did a bit of both. They had every right to gloat, because their policy held the field.

What is the opposite of gloat?

gloat. Antonyms: avoid, shun, loathe, abominate.

What does jaded mean?

1 : fatigued by overwork : exhausted a jaded horse. 2 : made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by having or seeing too much of something jaded network viewers jaded voters.

Why do people brag?

People who brag may think it makes them look good, but it often backfires, new research suggests. Self-promoters may continue to brag because they fundamentally misjudge how other people perceive them, according to a study published online May 7 in the journal Psychological Science.