Definition of vicarious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

vicarious

adjective
vɪˈkeəriəs
 
; vaɪˈkeriəs
 
[only before noun]
 
felt or experienced by watching or reading about somebody else doing something, rather than by doing it yourself
He got a vicarious thrill out of watching his son score the winning goal.vicariously
vɪˈkeəriəsli
 
; vaɪˈkeriəsli
 
adverb
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