Definition of triumphant in English:

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Pronunciation: /trīˈəmfənt/


1Having won a battle or contest; victorious: the triumphant winner rose from his seat [postpositive]: a comic fairy tale about innocence triumphant
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  • Each of the domes represents a battle in Ivan's triumphant war against the rebellious khan of Kazan.
  • The long-awaited opening will mark the triumphant end of a battle stretching back up to four years.
  • To be triumphant in the battle, you have to focus on your innate desire to be good.
victorious, successful, winning, conquering, all-conquering;
1.1Feeling or expressing jubilation after having won a victory or mastered a difficulty: he couldn’t suppress a triumphant smile
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  • "Reason number three right there, " Faith said with a triumphant smile.
  • People forgot the gloom of post-war hardships and were joyful, proud and triumphant.
  • When Canada wins by one point, Joe is triumphant - Team USA humbled and shocked.
jubilant, exultant, elated, rejoicing, joyful, joyous, delighted, gleeful, proud, gloating


Of the two words triumphant and triumphal, the more common is triumphant, which means ‘victorious’ or ‘exultant’: she led an arduous campaign to its triumphant conclusion; he returned triumphant with a patent for his device. Triumphal means ‘used in or celebrating a triumph’: a triumphal parade.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'victorious'): from Old French, or from Latin triumphant- 'celebrating a triumph', from the verb triumphare (see triumph).

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Syllabification: tri·um·phant

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