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synonyms for gloating

  • crow
  • exult
  • rejoice
  • relish
  • celebrate
  • glory
  • triumph
  • vaunt
  • whoop
  • rub it in
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antonyms for gloating

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  • be sad
  • commiserate
  • sympathize
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How to use gloating in a sentence

When Lawrence came to, there were two guerrillas standing gloating over him.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Nor could he ever forget standing there in Sergeant McGinty's office while the sergeant did a bit of triumphant gloating.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The man only smiled, an evil and gloating smile, which Mr. Gryce thought it his duty to cut short.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
This he actually forced me to do, gloating over my horror as I removed for him the traces of his cowardly crime.
THE CZAR'S SPYWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Narth leaned forward, his face shining with the malice of his gloating.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
He turned to Barney with a last shot; he could not leave the gloating Barney Palmer his unalloyed triumph.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
He and I watched the news together, him gloating, me shrinking away, quietly freaking out.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
He knows the master's reputed avarice, and watches his eye gloating on the treasure as he goes on.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
Nor is this gloating savagery, blended as it was with a rational and understandable policy, difficult to comprehend.
THE RISE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIREHECTOR H. MUNRO
“Muffled magnificence,” she repeated to herself, her gloating eyes taking in each perfection of detail.
LADY CASSANDRAMRS GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GLOATING

  • crowing
  • delight
  • elation
  • glee
  • gloating
  • glory
  • happiness
  • high spirits
  • joy
  • joyousness
  • jubilance
  • jubilation
  • merriment
  • rejoicing
  • satisfaction
  • transport
  • triumph
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.