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English definition of “triumphalism”

triumphalism

noun [U] uk   /traɪˈʌm.fəl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
an unpleasant show of pleasure and satisfaction because you have won or done better than someone: There wasn't a hint of triumphalism in her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
triumphalist
adjective, noun [C] uk   /-ɪst/ us  
a triumphalist victory paradeWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of triumphalism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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