noun (plural same)
A success in terms of critical appreciation, as opposed to popularity or commercial gain: the show was a succès d’estime
More example sentences
- Today the aristocratic liberals continue to enjoy a succès d'estime, a phenomenon that makes one wonder whether they have not succeeded in at least some of their educational goals after all.
- It's also where more lofty producers are crafting traditionalist wines, both red and white, that have enjoyed considerable succès d'estime.
French, literally 'success of opinion'.
Definition of succès d'estime in:
- The US English dictionary