triumphant

[trahy-uhm-fuh nt]
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adjective
  1. having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful.
  2. exulting over victory; rejoicing over success; exultant.
  3. Archaic. triumphal(def 1).
  4. 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
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triumphant

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

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

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