- triumphant spirit or character.
- the attitude or practices of a church that seeks a position of power and dominance in the world.
Compare servant church.
Origin of triumphalism
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Examples from the Web for triumphalism
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The reason given, without a hint of triumphalism, was that America worked.Islam’s Civil War
September 13, 2011
- excessive celebration of the defeat of one's enemies or opponents
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