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  • noun One who gloats.


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  • He wasn't a gloater, but when he had passed a bill he was proud of, he'd flash an impish grin, as if he were bursting to tell someone about his triumph.

    What I learned reporting on Alaska's ??Uncle Ted' Stevens Liz Ruskin 2010

  • Luthor was always a gloater, and when he laughs his head goes back.

    Friday at lightspeed | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources 2008

  • Captain Quinnox glided into the room behind the Prince and gently closed the door, unnoticed by the gloater.

    Graustark George Barr McCutcheon 1897

  • Nero was not a great success as an Emperor, but as a gloater he has no rival in history.

    Remarks Bill Nye 1873

  • Bolt was a relentless gloater, often celebrating his win before even crossing the finish line.

    Silver Chips Online Katie Sint 2010

  • The gloater-in-chief: "Another stone laid in the foundation of the American dream;" Pelosi jokes: "No money exchanged hands (laughter);" Slaughter: "There is nothing now that we can't tackle"

    PA Pundits - International papundits 2010

  • You see, I am not a gloater. .my husband is (he is clapping and cheering for Mitt as I write this). .however, I'll give him this one, as the last few have been mine. .you can bet the next one won't go down that easy, as long as it's a good campaign.

    Left In Lowell 2010

  • This how-to warns you not to "show off in front of your friends," because "nobody likes a gloater." 2009


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