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Victory vs. Triumph: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Victory refers to the act of winning or prevailing in a struggle or competition, while triumph implies a significant or noteworthy success, often accompanied by a sense of jubilation.
Victory vs. Triumph

Key Differences

Victory is achieving success in a challenge, often in a competitive context like sports or war. Triumph, on the other hand, emphasizes the joy and exultation resulting from a significant success.
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The term victory implies a clear win or advantage in a contest or battle. Triumph suggests not just a win, but also a remarkable or extraordinary accomplishment.
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Victory is often used in a more straightforward, factual sense to denote a win. Triumph implies a higher degree of celebration or emotional response to an achievement.
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In a victory, the focus is on the outcome of being victorious. In a triumph, the focus extends to the emotional and symbolic significance of the win.
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Victory can be seen in both large and small scales, from a simple game to a major war. Triumph often conveys a grander scale, suggesting an overcoming of significant obstacles or challenges.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

Act of winning or prevailing
Noteworthy success with a sense of jubilation
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Contextual Usage

Often used in sports, battles, or competitions
Used to describe significant achievements
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Emotional Connotation

Generally factual or objective
Implies joy, celebration, or exultation
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Scale of Achievement

Can be small or large scale
Often implies a larger, more significant win
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Focus

Primarily on the outcome of winning
On both the success and its emotional impact
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Victory and Triumph Definitions

Victory

Achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor.
His victory over personal challenges inspired many.
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Triumph

Joy or satisfaction resulting from a success.
Her triumph in the competition was evident in her joyful celebration.
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Victory

Success or triumph over an enemy in battle.
Their victory in the battle was celebrated throughout the nation.
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Triumph

A notable success in the face of adversity.
The team's triumph against all odds was a story of true determination.
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Victory

A win in a competition or contest.
Her victory in the chess tournament was unexpected but well-deserved.
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Triumph

The act or fact of being victorious; a victory
Her triumph in the election.
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Victory

A successful ending of a struggle or contest.
The team's victory was the result of hard work and dedication.
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Triumph

Exultation or rejoicing over victory or success
The fans danced in triumph after their team won.
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Victory

An act of defeating an opponent or enemy.
The victory marked a turning point in the war.
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Triumph

A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle
A patient's triumph over an illness.
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Victory

A defeat of an enemy or opponent
Napolean had many victories in battle.
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Triumph

A noteworthy achievement or success
A musical that was a triumph on Broadway.
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Victory

A success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle
A victory over his greatest fear.
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Triumph

A public celebration, especially in ancient Rome, to welcome a returning victorious commander and his army.
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Victory

The state or fact of having defeated an opponent or of having achieved success
Soldiers entering the city in victory.
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Triumph

To be victorious or successful; win.
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Victory

Exultation or celebration at defeating an opponent or accomplishing something
Raised her hands in victory as she crossed the finish line.
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Triumph

To rejoice over a success or victory; exult
“She knew her leaving him … had plunged him back into this mood. And she triumphed a little” (D.H. Lawrence).
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Victory

(uncountable) The condition or state of having won a battle or competition, or having succeeded in an effort; (countable) an instance of this.
It was a great victory on the battlefield.
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Triumph

To receive honors upon return from a victory. Used especially of generals in ancient Rome.
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Victory

(Roman goddess) Victory
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Triumph

A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
The triumph of knowledge
After being defeated in three previous finals, Roger finally tasted triumph at this year's competition.
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Victory

Used to encourage someone to achieve success, or to celebrate a success or triumph.
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Triumph

A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
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Victory

To defeat or triumph over (someone or something).
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Triumph

(obsolete) Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
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Victory

The defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in any contest; a gaining of the superiority in any struggle or competition; conquest; triumph; - the opposite of defeat.
Death is swallowed up in victory.
God on our side, doubt not of victory.
Victory may be honorable to the arms, but shameful to the counsels, of a nation.
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Triumph

A state of joy or exultation at success.
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Victory

A successful ending of a struggle or contest;
The general always gets credit for his army's victory
The agreement was a triumph for common sense
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Triumph

(obsolete) A trump card.
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Triumph

A card game, also called trump.
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Triumph

A ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander.
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Triumph

A work of art, cuisine, etc. of very high quality.
Scorsese's latest film is a triumph.
This wedding cake is a triumph'.
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Triumph

A card trick in which the cards are shuffled with half face-up and half face-down, then laid out so that only the observer's chosen card is facing upward.
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Triumph

To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
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Triumph

To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
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Triumph

To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.
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Triumph

To be prosperous; to flourish.
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Triumph

To play a trump in a card game.
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Triumph

A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
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Triumph

Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
Our daughter,In honor of whose birth these triumphs are,Sits here, like beauty's child.
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Triumph

A state of joy or exultation for success.
Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven.
Hercules from SpainArrived in triumph, from Geryon slain.
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Triumph

Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
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Triumph

A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
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Triumph

To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
How long shall the wicked triumph?
Sorrow on thee and all the pack of youThat triumph thus upon my misery!
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Triumph

To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
Triumphing over death, and chance, and thee, O Time.
On this occasion, however, genius triumphed.
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Triumph

To be prosperous; to flourish.
Where commerce triumphed on the favoring gales.
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Triumph

To play a trump card.
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Triumph

To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
Two and thirty legions that aweAll nations of the triumphed word.
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Triumph

A successful ending of a struggle or contest;
The general always gets credit for his army's victory
The agreement was a triumph for common sense
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Triumph

The exultation of victory
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Triumph

Prove superior;
The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight
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Triumph

Be ecstatic with joy
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Triumph

Dwell on with satisfaction
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Triumph

To express great joy;
Who cannot exult in Spring?
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Triumph

A great victory or achievement.
The scientist's triumph in discovering a new vaccine was celebrated worldwide.
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Triumph

The act or fact of winning.
His triumph in the legal case set a new precedent.
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Triumph

An instance of victorious achievement.
The athlete's triumph at the Olympics was a result of years of training.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Can a team experience victory?

Yes, teams can achieve victory in sports and other group endeavors.
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What is a simple definition of victory?

Victory is the act of winning or being successful in a contest or battle.
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How is triumph different from victory?

Triumph often implies a significant achievement accompanied by a sense of jubilation.
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Is triumph always related to big achievements?

Typically, triumph is used for notable or extraordinary successes.
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Can victory be used in a personal context?

Yes, victory can refer to personal achievements, not just competitions.
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Is victory always against an opponent?

Not always; victory can also refer to overcoming personal challenges.
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Does triumph imply a struggle?

Often, triumph implies overcoming significant obstacles or difficulties.
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Are victories always positive?

Generally, but the context can affect the perception.
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Does triumph involve emotion?

Yes, triumph often includes an emotional aspect of joy or exultation.
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Can triumph be used in a metaphorical sense?

Yes, triumph can be used metaphorically to describe significant accomplishments.
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Is a victory always recognized publicly?

Not necessarily, victories can be personal or private.
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Is victory a subjective concept?

It can be, depending on personal or cultural perspectives.
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Does every competition have a victory?

In most competitive contexts, yes.
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Can triumph be delayed?

Yes, sometimes the realization or recognition of triumph comes later.
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Can triumph be achieved in a team?

Yes, teams can collectively experience triumph.
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Can victory be partial?

Yes, one can achieve partial victory in complex situations.
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Is every victory celebrated?

Not always; some victories may be acknowledged quietly.
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Can triumph be a personal feeling?

Absolutely, triumph can be a deeply personal sense of achievement.
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Can one feel triumph without an actual victory?

Yes, the feeling of triumph can arise from personal satisfaction.
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Is victory always the end of a struggle?

Often, but sometimes it's a milestone in a larger journey.
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