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English definition of “triumphalism”


noun [U]     /traɪˈʌm.fəl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
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     /-ɪst/ adjective, noun [C] a triumphalist victory paradeWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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