triumph Definition

  • 1a great victory or achievement
  • 2the state of being victorious or successful
  • 3a feeling of great satisfaction or happiness caused by a success or victory

Using triumph: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "triumph" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The team's triumph in the championship was celebrated with a parade.

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    Her academic triumphs earned her a scholarship to study abroad.

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    He felt a sense of triumph after completing the difficult task.

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    The company's latest product launch was a triumph.

triumph Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for triumph

Antonyms for triumph

Idioms Using triumph

  • to be in a state of great joy or satisfaction due to a success or victory


    The team was in triumph after winning the championship.

  • to achieve success despite facing significant challenges or obstacles


    She had triumphed against all odds to become the first woman to climb Mount Everest.

  • to achieve success despite facing difficult or challenging circumstances


    His success was all the more impressive because he had triumphed over adversity.

Phrases with triumph

  • to defeat or overcome someone or something


    The team triumphed over their rivals in the final match.

  • a victory that is so costly that it is tantamount to defeat


    The battle was won, but at such a high cost that it was considered a Pyrrhic triumph.

  • a phrase used to describe a situation where an individual or group is able to achieve their goals through sheer force of willpower and determination


    His success was a triumph of the will, as he had overcome numerous obstacles to achieve his goals.

Origins of triumph

from Old French 'triumpher', from Latin 'triumphare', from 'triumphus', meaning 'triumph'


Summary: triumph in Brief

The term 'triumph' [ˈtraɪʌmf] refers to a great victory or achievement, often accompanied by a feeling of satisfaction or happiness. It can be used to describe a range of successes, from academic achievements to product launches. 'Triumph' extends into phrases like 'triumph over,' and idioms like 'to triumph against all odds,' denoting success despite challenges.

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