vicarious Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “vicarious” in the English Dictionary

"vicarious" in British English

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vicariousadjective [before noun]

uk   /vɪˈkeə.ri.əs/  us   /-ˈker.i-/
experienced as a ​result of ​watching, ​listening to, or ​reading about the ​activities of other ​people, ​rather than by doing the ​activities yourself: She took a vicarious ​pleasure in her friend's ​achievements.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Some ​parentsseem to ​live vicariously through ​theirchildren.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of vicarious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /vɑɪˈkeər·i·əs/
experienced by ​reading or ​watching someone ​else do something: This ​disastermovie will ​provide you with plenty of vicarious ​thrills.
(Definition of vicarious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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