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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 of triumphant
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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  • "There are some fine waves this morning," she said triumphantly.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • I made a dash, caught it in my hands and triumphantly brought it ashore.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • But it was not at Stewart the officer was looking so triumphantly, it was at the girl.

    The Girl from Alsace Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • And he, thinking that he was convincing them, went on triumphantly: "Thus, I myself—"

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • He simply, coolly opened the door, and bade her easily and triumphantly escape.

    The End Of The World Edward Eggleston
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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