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Brag vs. Gloat

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Bragnoun

A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretence or self-glorification.

Gloatverb

To exhibit a conspicuous (sometimes malevolent) pleasure or sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.

Bragnoun

The thing which is boasted of.

Gloatverb

To triumph, crow, relish, glory, revel.

Bragnoun

(by ellipsis) The card game three card brag.

Gloatnoun

An act or instance of gloating.

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Bragverb

(intransitive) To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, is able to do, or has done; often as an attempt to popularize oneself.

‘to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money’;

Gloatverb

To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; to gaze with passionate desire, lust, or avarice.

Bragverb

(transitive) To boast of.

Gloatverb

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.’;

Bragadjective

Excellent; first-rate.

Gloatnoun

malicious satisfaction

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Bragadjective

(archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.

‘a brag young fellow’;

Gloatverb

dwell on with satisfaction

Bragadverb

(obsolete) proudly; boastfully

Gloatverb

gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy

Bragverb

To talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; - often followed by of; as, to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great things one intends to do.

‘Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,Brags of his substance, not of ornament.’;

Bragverb

To boast of.

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Bragnoun

A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.

‘Cæsar . . . made not here his bragOf "came," and "saw," and "overcame."’;

Bragnoun

The thing which is boasted of.

‘Beauty is Nature's brag.’;

Bragnoun

A game at cards similar to bluff.

Bragadjective

Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.

‘A brag young fellow.’;

Bragadverb

Proudly; boastfully.

Bragnoun

an instance of boastful talk;

‘his brag is worse than his fight’; ‘whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade’;

Bragverb

show off

Bragadjective

exceptionally good;

‘a boss hand at carpentry’; ‘his brag cornfield’;

Bragverb

say something in a boastful manner

‘they were bragging about how easy it had been’; ‘he bragged that he was sure of victory’;

Bragnoun

a gambling card game which is a simplified form of poker

‘games of pontoon, brag, and poker’;

Bragnoun

a boastful statement

‘he was not the kind of man to make a brag’;

Bragadjective

excellent; first-rate

‘that was my brag heifer’;

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