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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
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at 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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  • "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


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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