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victorious

[vik-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-]
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adjective
  1. having achieved a victory; conquering; triumphant: our victorious army.
  2. of, relating to, or characterized by victory.
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Origin of victorious

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at victory, -ous
Related formsvic·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbvic·to·ri·ous·ness, nounpre·vic·to·ri·ous, adjectivequa·si-vic·to·ri·ous, adjectivequa·si-vic·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbsu·per·vic·to·ri·ous, adjectivesu·per·vic·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbsu·per·vic·to·ri·ous·ness, nounun·vic·to·ri·ous, adjective
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  • "Or any other man who ever bent a long-bow," cried his victorious adversary.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It is not so correct to say that we shall be victorious as that we are so.

  • Naturally, this threat had no effect upon the victorious blacks.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • The victorious army of Aguilar is rapidly advancing against us.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • The Christians paused for a moment in their victorious career.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso


British Dictionary definitions for victorious

victorious

adjective
  1. having defeated an adversarythe victorious nations
  2. of, relating to, indicative of, or characterized by victorya victorious conclusion
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Derived Formsvictoriously, adverbvictoriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for victorious

adj.

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

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