Definition of succès d'estime in English:

succès d'estime

Line breaks: suc¦cès d'es¦time
Pronunciation: /sʊkˌseɪ dɛˈstiːm
 
, syksɛ dɛstim/

noun (plural same)

  • A success in terms of critical appreciation, as opposed to popularity or commercial gain: the show was a succès d’estime
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    • 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.

Origin

French, literally 'success of opinion'.

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