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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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Examples from the Web for victoriously
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  • Strips of garden, victoriously planted amidst stony soil, displayed plots of vegetables enclosed by quickset hedges.

  • She was wild with joy when the war was victoriously concluded.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • She was tired, but with weak patience, victoriously ungiving, she held out against life.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • victoriously she coiled one arm round his neck and kissed him on the mouth.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • He displayed it victoriously to Lily, passed it over her face, reveled in his revenge.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • "You see," she said victoriously to Mr. Prohack, who secretly trembled.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • None else on earth so sweetly laughed, none so spontaneously, victoriously provoked the healthful openness.

  • Young Germany had fought with unexampled ardour, and the hateful Napoleonic yoke was victoriously cast off.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • "Search for another reason when one is exploded," she suggested, victoriously smiling upon him.

    An Arkansas Planter Opie Percival Read
  • In her immorality he wanted to find the weapon with which he might victoriously meet her in case she should attack him.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for victoriously


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 victoriously



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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