[ vahy-kair-ee-uhs-lee, vi- ]

  1. through the experience of another person: Adventure novels transport us to strange lands, fraught with perilous situations and terrifying monsters we can vicariously vanquish.

Origin of vicariously


Other words from vicariously

  • non·vi·car·i·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·vi·car·i·ous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby vicariously Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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