triumphalism

noun tri·um·phal·ism \ trī-ˈəm(p)-fə-ˌli-zəm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of triumphalism

: an attitude or feeling of victory or superiority: such as
a : the attitude that one religious creed is superior to all others
b : smug or boastful pride in the success or dominance of one's nation or ideology over others

triumphalist

play \trī-ˈəm(p)-fə-list\ noun or adjective

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1964

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