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[vik-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-] /vɪkˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-/
having achieved a victory; conquering; triumphant:
our victorious army.
of, relating to, or characterized by victory.
Origin of victorious
1350-1400; Middle English; see victory, -ous
Related forms
victoriously, adverb
victoriousness, noun
previctorious, adjective
quasi-victorious, adjective
quasi-victoriously, adverb
supervictorious, adjective
supervictoriously, adverb
supervictoriousness, noun
unvictorious, adjective Unabridged
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  • He is also the only one of the three main party leaders to end up on the victorious side.
  • The knights all left the same day but returned victorious on different days.
  • victorious cards go in one pile, and defeated cards go in another.
  • Outside, the roar of the victorious mob grew louder.
  • The long term wars in history were always victorious if supported by strong economy.
  • Some victorious prince needed to bury it in a hurry and was never able to get back there.
  • He may be chosen, but he can only be victorious in concert with others.
  • They have every right to be celebrating and feeling victorious on this day.
  • But worries persist that, if victorious, they might try to introduce sterner and more discriminatory laws.
  • We seriously doubt he would be victorious in a hearing, so the two sides will likely settle somewhere around the midpoint.
British Dictionary definitions for victorious


having defeated an adversary: the victorious nations
of, relating to, indicative of, or characterized by victory: a victorious conclusion
Derived Forms
victoriously, adverb
victoriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for victorious

late 14c., from Late Latin victoriosus "having many victories," from victoria (see victory). Related: Victoriously; victoriousness.

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