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

Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb
victoriousness noun

Examples of victorious in a Sentence

They were victorious over their enemies.
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First Known Use of victorious

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

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“Victorious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of victorious

: having won a victory

Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb


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