triumphalism

[ trahy-uhm-fuh-liz-uh m ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. triturate,
  2. trituration,
  3. triumph,
  4. triumphal,
  5. triumphal arch,
  6. triumphant,
  7. triumphantly,
  8. triumvir,
  9. triumvirate,
  10. triune


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 Formstriumphalist, adjective

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