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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.
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excessive celebration of the defeat of one's enemies or opponents
triˈumphalist adj
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(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.
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[traɪˈʌmfəlɪzəm] Ntriunfalismo m
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