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triumphant

[trahy-uhm-fuh nt] /traɪˈʌm fənt/
adjective
1.
having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful.
2.
exulting over victory; rejoicing over success; exultant.
3.
Archaic. triumphal (def 1).
4.
Obsolete. splendid; magnificent.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Latin triumphant-, stem of triumphāns, present participle of triumphāre to triumph. See triumph, -ant
Related forms
triumphantly, adverb
untriumphant, adjective
untriumphantly, adverb
Can be confused
triumphal, triumphant.
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British Dictionary definitions for triumphantly

triumphant

/traɪˈʌmfənt/
adjective
1.
experiencing or displaying triumph
2.
exultant through triumph
3.
(obsolete)
  1. magnificent
  2. triumphal
Derived Forms
triumphantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for triumphantly
adv.

1540s, from triumphant + -ly (2).

triumphant

adj.

late 15c., from Latin triumphantem, present participle of triumphare (see triumph).

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