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succès d'estime

[ syk-se des-teem ]
/ sük sɛ dɛsˈtim /
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noun French.

success won by reason of merit and critical respect rather than by popularity.

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succès d'estime
/ French (syksɛ dɛstim) /

noun plural succès d'estime

success, as of a book, play, etc, based on the appreciation of the critics rather than popular acclaim

Word Origin for succès d'estime

literally: success of esteem
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