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.
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."