Indeed, the recent economic setbacks have provoked an unseemly amount of gloating on the part of many in the developing world.
After we finish laughing malevolently and gloating sometime in December, would it change things in the actual world?
He stands over the body, gloating, and then demanding a full confession.
Perhaps Captain Plum heard the gloating chuckle that followed the movement.
The forger repeated the words with an inflection that was gloating.
And I'll bet they're gloating over hoodwinking the State Police, too.
"Don't stand there gloating, Jim—get moving," the brown native said.
He had never acquired the habit of turning himself inside-out and gloating over the horrid spectacle.
"Wall, hit shor' appeared like hit ter me," was the gloating answer.
Instantly every knife was sheathed, and the gloating expression of the Miamis changed to one of interest and pleasure.
1570s, "to look at furtively," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse glotta "to grin, smile scornfully, show the teeth," Swedish dialectal glotta "to peep;" or from Middle High German glotzen "to stare, gape." Sense of "to look at with malicious satisfaction" first recorded 1748. Related: Gloated; gloating. As a noun, from 1640s with sense of "side-glance;" 1899 as "act of gloating."