succès d'estime

noun succès d'es·time \-ˌdes-ˈtēm\

Definition of succès d'estime

  1. :  something (as a work of art) that wins critical respect but not popular success; also :  the reception accorded such a piece

Origin and Etymology of succès d'estime

French, literally, success of esteem

First Known Use: 1859

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