How Do You Spell GLOATS?

Pronunciation: [ɡlˈə͡ʊts] (IPA)

The word "gloats" is spelled as G-L-O-A-T-S. This verb means to express excessive satisfaction, pride or joy at one's own success or someone else's failure. The IPA phonetic transcription for "gloats" is /ɡloʊts/, where the first sound is 'g' which is voiced velar stop; the second sound is 'l' which is voiced alveolar lateral approximant; the third sound is 'oʊ' which represents a diphthong (a combination of 'o' and 'uh' sounds); the fourth sound is 't' which is voiceless alveolar stop; and, the final sound is 's' which is voiceless alveolar fricative.

GLOATS Meaning and Definition

  1. Gloats refers to the act of taking excessive pleasure or satisfaction in one's own success, achievements, or the misfortunes of others. It is a verb that conveys a feeling of self-satisfaction or smugness, often accompanied by a sense of superiority. When someone gloats, they usually express their happiness or contentment in an unabashed and sometimes boastful manner.

    The act of gloating can manifest in various ways, such as boasting about personal accomplishments, reveling in another person's failure or misfortune, or rubbing one's successes in the faces of others. It often involves relishing in the perceived superiority over others and deriving pleasure from their sense of inferiority.

    Gloating is commonly associated with negative connotations, as it can be seen as a means of belittling or demeaning others. It is considered an unflattering behavior that reflects a lack of empathy and compassion. Those who gloat may experience temporary feelings of joy or gratification, but it often does little to foster positive relationships or bring about genuine happiness.

    While occasional feelings of pride or self-appreciation are natural and healthy, excessive gloating can be seen as excessive and undesirable. It can create an atmosphere of resentment and animosity between individuals or within a group. Therefore, it is generally advised to exercise humility and empathy, rather than indulging in gloating, as a means of fostering positive interactions and relationships with others.

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Etymology of GLOATS

The word "gloats" derives from the Middle English verb "gloaten" which dates back to the 16th century. Its origin can be traced to the Old Norse word "glotta", meaning "to grin or smile scornfully". In Old Norse, "glotta" came from the Proto-Germanic root "glut", which suggests the action of staring or looking intently. Over time, the meaning of "gloat" changed to convey a sense of malicious satisfaction or taking pleasure in another person's misfortune.

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Conjugate verb Gloats


I would gloat
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