succès d'estime

noun

suc·​cès d'es·​time sək-ˌsā-ˌde-ˈstēm How to pronounce succès d'estime (audio)
: something (such as a work of art) that wins critical respect but not popular success
also : the reception accorded such a piece

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, success of esteem

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of succès d'estime was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Succès d'estime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succ%C3%A8s%20d%27estime. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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