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triumphalism

[ trahy-uhm-fuh-liz-uhm ]
/ traɪˈʌm fəˌlɪz əm /
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noun
triumphant spirit or character.
the attitude or practices of a church that seeks a position of power and dominance in the world.
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Origin of triumphalism

First recorded in 1960–65; triumphal + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for triumphalism

triumphalism
/ (traɪˈʌmfəlɪzəm) /

noun
excessive celebration of the defeat of one's enemies or opponents

Derived forms of triumphalism

triumphalist, adjective
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