boasting (part of speech: verb)
- Henderson is openly gloating over Mostyn's misfortune. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
- He knew now that, in spite of Hawke's shots, the villain with the charmed life must have chanced his arm and kept straight on between the two shell- holes, and would even then be nearing the German position, gloating over his success. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
- One cannot but note in Moses' prediction of the last plague the solemn enlargement on the details of the widespread calamity, which is not unfeeling gloating over an oppressor's misery, but a yearning to save from hideous misery by timely and plain depicting of it. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.