triumphalism

triumphalism

[trahy-uhm-fuh-liz-uhm]
noun
1.
triumphant spirit or character.
2.
the attitude or practices of a church that seeks a position of power and dominance in the world.
Compare servant church.


Origin:
1960–65; triumphal + -ism

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triumphalism (traɪˈʌmfəlɪzəm)
 
n
excessive celebration of the defeat of one's enemies or opponents
 
tri'umphalist
 
adj

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