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succès de scandale

[syk-seduh skahn-dal]
noun French.
  1. success won by reason of topical, usually scandalous, subject matter rather than by merit and critical respect.
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British Dictionary definitions for succes de scandale

succès de scandale

noun plural succès de scandale
  1. success of a play, book, etc, because of notoriety or its scandalous character
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Word Origin

literally: success of scandal
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