Let’s say the outcome of focusing on quality over quantity produced a better result. Is it correct to say that “Quality is still the triumphant factor of ensuring consumer’s trust”?

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    What did your dictionary say about "triumphant"? Quote the definition which you are using for your example.
    – GEdgar
    Jun 9 at 14:07
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    It sounds a bit odd, but saying "quality triumphs over other factors" would be unobjectionable, so I don't think it's wrong, merely unusual.
    – Stuart F
    Jun 9 at 14:31
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    Plus, change “of” to “in”
    – Jim
    Jun 9 at 15:39

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As this usage chart shows...

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...common terms with near-synonymous meanings in the sequence [Some factor] is still the [adjective] factor [affecting some situation or judgement] include dominant, main, major, determining, decisive, dominating, deciding, controlling.

But triumphant isn't in that list, because it doesn't really make sense. To be "triumphant" normally requires that the subject be some kind of "conscious entity", rather than simply some factor to be taken into account.

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