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Disproportionate or unreasonable celebration of the perceived successes and virtues of a given group, religion, or ideology relative to those of others.

tri·umph′al·ist n.


excessive celebration of the defeat of one's enemies or opponents
triˈumphalist adj


(traɪˈʌm fəˌlɪz əm)

1. triumphant spirit or character.
2. a proud attitude or belief that one's church, political party, etc., is better or truer than all others.


[traɪˈʌmfəlɪzəm] Ntriunfalismo m
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The kind of triumphalism that is conveyed through stories from far and near in Pakistan in which the killers are not just content with defeating, exterminating their opponents, but where they must now break into joyous dance to put their seal on the conclusion for all times to come.
The triumphalism of the Rajapaksa administration displayed to the world was that the twenty-six-year war was between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils, a notion the Tamil lobby in Sri Lanka and abroad had already advocated to Western diplomats.
While eschewing league tables and suchlike empty triumphalism, it has to be acknowledged that schools demand method and continuity.
However, he warned "this is no time for triumphalism, it's no time for complacency, AIDS is not over, the job is not yet finished.
What emerges is not a sense of triumphalism but of horror at the routine slaughter of civilians, while raising questions about the wisdom of taking such large swathes of land from the enemy.
Trade union bosses said the figures marked the end of Tory triumphalism on the economy.
They are quite aware of this situation, but their triumphalism is fuelled by our irrational unfair electoral system.
They have become increasingly relentless by triumphalism.
Embracing Epistemic Humility: Confronting Triumphalism in Three Abrahamic Religions.
He said, "Despite the summer uprisings in Kashmir in 2008 and 2010, it was triumphalism on display from Government of India's side to hang Afzal Guru to remind the Kashmiri people that New Delhi does not care for their concern, not even for something where there was enough evidence.
For a couple of years the ladies held sway over the men, but of late it is the men who have won - no triumphalism, of course