Meaning of vicariously in English:


Translate vicariously into Spanish


  • In a way that is experienced in the imagination through the actions of another person.

    ‘she was living vicariously through her children’
    • ‘we vicariously participate in their daily rituals’
    • ‘By representing us, the athlete makes all of us vicariously completed men.’
    • ‘He refers to the sympathetic reader who vicariously extrapolates the speaker's pain.’
    • ‘Tchaikovsky's tragic sense of guilt led him to project himself vicariously into his female characters to convey the emotions he felt for men.’
    • ‘In the postmodern text, experiencing the sublime by vicariously transcending the self is an object of satire.’
    • ‘In movies we get to vicariously fight back against the things or people that do the dirty on us.’



/vʌɪˈkɛːrɪəsli/ /vɪˈkɛːrɪəsli/