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triumphalism

Line breaks: tri¦umph¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈʌmf(ə)lɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of triumphalism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Excessive exultation over one’s success or achievements (used especially in a political context): an air of triumphalism reigns in his administration
More example sentences
  • I don't think the public has yet forgiven the press for that episode of arrogance and premature triumphalism.
  • How could such euphoria and triumphalism end only two years later in the political cul-de-sac of voter apathy?
  • The songs and the chants are an end in themselves, triumphalism for people who experience precious few real triumphs.

Derivatives

triumphalist

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The triumphalists have given very little thought to these issues.
  • The triumphalists hadn't predicted it either, let alone noticed the hollow centre of this great victory, but that is beside the point.
  • No matter what the triumphalists say, there's no money in blogging and probably never will be for most people.

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