succès de scandale

[ syk-seduh skahn-dal ]
/ sük sɛdə skɑ̃ˈdal /

noun French.

success won by reason of topical, usually scandalous, subject matter rather than by merit and critical respect.

Words nearby succès de scandale Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for succes de scandale

succès de scandale
/ French (syksɛ də skɑ̃dal) /

noun plural succès de scandale

success of a play, book, etc, because of notoriety or its scandalous character

Word Origin for succès de scandale

literally: success of scandal
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