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Definition of vicarious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

vicarious

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//vaɪˈkɛriəs//
 
[only before noun]
 
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felt or experienced by watching or reading about someone else doing something, rather than by doing it yourself He got a vicarious thrill out of watching his son score the winning goal.
vicariously
 
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adverb
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