[trahy-uhm-fuh nt]


having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful.
exulting over victory; rejoicing over success; exultant.
Archaic. triumphal(def 1).
Obsolete. splendid; magnificent.

Origin of triumphant

1485–95; < Latin triumphant-, stem of triumphāns, present participle of triumphāre to triumph. See triumph, -ant
Related formstri·um·phant·ly, adverbun·tri·um·phant, adjectiveun·tri·um·phant·ly, adverb
Can be confusedtriumphal triumphant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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experiencing or displaying triumph
exultant through triumph
  1. magnificent
  2. triumphal
Derived Formstriumphantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for triumphant

late 15c., from Latin triumphantem, present participle of triumphare (see triumph).

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