victorious

adjective
vic·​to·​ri·​ous | \ vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce victorious (audio) \

Definition of victorious

1a : having won a victory a victorious army
b : of, relating to, or characteristic of victory victorious exuberance
2 : evincing moral harmony or a sense of fulfillment : fulfilled

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Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb
victoriousness noun

Examples of victorious in a Sentence

They were victorious over their enemies.

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In the end, Nancy and Jonathan are victorious, but there’s no time for celebration. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Stranger Things Season 3," 5 July 2019 In 2017, for example, 75% of 5-4 decisions were split along ideological lines and conservatives were victorious in 75% of those close cases. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "We charted the ideological lines along which each Supreme Court justice voted," 3 July 2019 In the end, the narrator informs us that Cinderella is victorious because of her beauty and her kindness — and because of her courage, common sense, and good fortune in having a fairy godmother. Constance Grady, Vox, "The slippery genius of the Cinderella story," 5 June 2019 Starting with the 9 and 10-year-old boys division and every division on up, the Seals were victorious. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Seals swimmers begin clinching trips to Champ Meet after strong season opener," 3 June 2019 For Alaskan lawmakers, the inclusion of a drilling provision in the GOP tax bill was a victorious end to a nearly 40-year struggle to develop parts of the resource-rich refuge. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly," 20 Apr. 2018 Lofgren only surrendered one more game and eventually won the set, 6-3 to emerge victorious in straight sets. Luke Feliciano, Cincinnati.com, "Niraj Komatineni and Wil Lofgren to match up in Cincinnati Met Tennis Finals," 20 July 2019 Julia Stumbaugh, Arizona Republic The Diamondbacks may have been victorious Friday night in the second game of a four-game set against the Brewers at Chase Field, but versatile All-Star Ketel Marte was not around when the final out was recorded. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo sees double standard in Ketel Marte ejection," 20 July 2019 Rumours of a move come as City attempt to build on a season that saw them emerge victorious in every domestic competition, but once again failing to challenge sufficiently in the Champions League. SI.com, "Fabian Delph Subject of Everton Interest as Toffees Consider Swoop for Man City Midfielder," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of victorious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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victorious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of victorious

: having won a victory or having ended in a victory

victorious

adjective
vic·​to·​ri·​ous | \ vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce victorious (audio) \

Kids Definition of victorious

: having won a victory

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victoriously adverb

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