succès de scandale

[syk-seduh skahn-dal]

noun French.

success won by reason of topical, usually scandalous, subject matter rather than by merit and critical respect. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for succes de scandale

succès de scandale

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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