verb (used without object)
Origin of gloat
Related formsgloat·er, noungloat·ing·ly, adverbun·gloat·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for gloating
He stands over the body, gloating, and then demanding a full confession.
After we finish laughing malevolently and gloating sometime in December, would it change things in the actual world?The Blowout Scenario Following a Possible Obama Landslide|Michael Tomasky|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the recent economic setbacks have provoked an unseemly amount of gloating on the part of many in the developing world.
"Don't worry about the form," Porfiry interrupted with the same sly smile, as it were, gloating with enjoyment over Raskolnikov.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
A woman fell helplessly into the arms of her escort who, gloating, winked knowingly at a male companion.Little Lost Sister|Virginia Brooks
The rest of the time was given to gloating over some scheme that was not put in words.The Best Policy|Elliott Flower
But to me it sounded like the gloating of the dragoons over some captured company of the poor wandering Presbyters.The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
You were either painting a pretty girl or gloating over her.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley|Louis Tracy