succès d'estime

[syk-se des-teem]

noun French.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for succes d'estime

succès d'estime

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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