Definition of success in English:


Line breaks: suc|cess
Pronunciation: /səkˈsɛs


[mass noun]
  • 2 archaic The good or bad outcome of an undertaking: the good or ill success of their maritime enterprises
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    • Those who have always good hope in the midst of misfortunes, and who are delighted with good luck, are suspected of being very pleased with the ill success of the affair, if they are not equally distressed by bad luck.


mid 16th century: from Latin successus, from the verb succedere 'come close after' (see succeed).

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