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Gloat vs. Boast

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Gloatverb

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

Boastnoun

A brag; ostentatious positive appraisal of oneself.

Gloatverb

To triumph, crow, relish, glory, revel.

Boastnoun

Something that one brags about.

‘It was his regular boast that he could eat two full English breakfasts in one sitting.’;

Gloatnoun

An act or instance of gloating.

Boastnoun

(squash) A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall.

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Gloatverb

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

Boastverb

(intransitive) To brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself.

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.’;

Boastverb

(transitive) To speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.

Gloatnoun

malicious satisfaction

Boastverb

(obsolete) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.

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Gloatverb

dwell on with satisfaction

Boastverb

(squash) To play a boast shot.

Gloatverb

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

Boastverb

(ergative) To possess something special.

‘The hotel boasts one of the best views of the sea.’; ‘His family boasted a famous name.’;

Boastverb

To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.

‘By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should boast.’;

Boastverb

To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.

‘In God we boast all the day long.’;

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Boastverb

To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.

‘Lest bad men should boastTheir specious deeds.’;

Boastverb

To display vaingloriously.

Boastverb

To possess or have; as, to boast a name.

‘Boast not thyself of to-morrow.’;

Boastverb

To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.

Boastverb

To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.

Boastnoun

Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.

‘Reason and morals? and where live they most,In Christian comfort, or in Stoic boast!’;

Boastnoun

The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.

‘The boast of historians.’;

Boastnoun

speaking of yourself in superlatives

Boastverb

show off

Boastverb

wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;

‘she was sporting a new hat’;

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