succès d'estime


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


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

Dictionary Entries Near succès d'estime

Cite this Entry

“Succès d'estime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

What Did You Just Call Me?

  • brown chihuahua sitting on the floor with squinting eyes looking at the camera
  • Before we went to her house, Hannah told us her aunt was a flibbertigibbet.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?