Definition of triumphant in English:

triumphant

Syllabification: tri·um·phant
Pronunciation: /trīˈəmfənt
 
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adjective

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    victorious, successful, winning, conquering, all-conquering; undefeated, unbeaten
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    jubilant, exultant, elated, rejoicing, joyful, joyous, delighted, gleeful, proud, gloating

Derivatives

triumphantly

adverb
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  • He smiles triumphantly as he hands over my coffee, a man scoring a minuscule personal victory over global corporate policy.
  • The movie generally ends with a standing ovation from your disaffected colleagues as you march triumphantly out the door.
  • The article triumphantly reported that every single band member can play more than one instrument.

Origin

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

Usage

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 .

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