vic·​to·​ri·​ous | \ vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs \

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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The next day, the candidates opposing the pickleball complex were victorious. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age," 4 Oct. 2018 Had a Republican leg of lamb been victorious on election night 2016, markets would have priced upward on the news that the Obama agenda was finished. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Interpreting the Trump Meteor," 18 Dec. 2018 Rafael Nadalwas again victorious on French red clay. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Year in Sports: Truth Wins," 18 Dec. 2018 In Houston, Texas, all 19 Black women who ran for judicial seats in Harris County came out victorious. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "The Midterms May Have Broken Your Heart, but There's Still Hope," 8 Nov. 2018 The 19-year-old from Wisconsin was victorious in the state primary in August and ran uncontested to represent Milwaukee's 16th District, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "20 Big Firsts and Historic Wins from the 2018 Midterm Elections," 7 Nov. 2018 All three and Sherrod Brown, a pro-labor senator victorious in Ohio, are considered potential 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. Alan Fram, The Seattle Times, "GOP keeps Senate control for 2 more years, triumph for Trump," 7 Nov. 2018 Viewers are invited to cool off with a refreshing glass of Pimm’s, and, like at other arenas, children can regularly be seen thrusting oversize gift-shop tennis balls at sweaty players (victorious or not) after a match. David Abrahams, Vogue, "At a Wimbledon Full of Unprecedented Twists and Turns, Scenes From On and Off the Court," 13 July 2018 Lozman was already victorious in his fight against Riviera Beach that led to his arrest in the first place. Alex Daugherty, miamiherald, "South Florida man wins First Amendment victory in Supreme Court," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of victorious

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

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English Language Learners Definition of victorious

: having won a victory or having ended in a victory


vic·​to·​ri·​ous | \ vik-ˈtȯr-ē-əs \

Kids Definition of victorious

: having won a victory

Other Words from victorious

victoriously adverb

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