succès d'estime

succès d'estime

[syk-se des-teem]
French.
success won by reason of merit and critical respect rather than by popularity.
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succès d'estime (syksɛ dɛstim)
 
n , pl succès d'estime
success, as of a book, play, etc, based on the appreciation of the critics rather than popular acclaim
 
[literally: success of esteem]

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