succès d'estime
noun Etymology: French, literally, success of esteem Date: 1859 something (as a work of art) that wins critical respect but not popular success; also the reception accorded such a piece

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  • Succès d'estime — ● Succès d estime demi succès d une œuvre, louée par la critique, mais boudée par le grand public …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Succès d'estime — (franz., ßükßä dästīm ), Achtungserfolg. d. h. mäßiger, nur der Person (nicht dem Werke) geltender Beifall …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Succès d'estime — (frz., spr. ßückßäh destihm), Achtungserfolg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • succès d'estime — [sük se des tēm′] n. [Fr, success of esteem] 1. the gaining of acclaim from professional critics; critical success 2. an artistic work receiving such acclaim, often without being a financial success …   English World dictionary

  • succès d'estime — āˌdeˈstēm noun (plural succès d estime) Etymology: French, literally, success of esteem : the reception accorded a work of art that wins critical respect but not popular success the satirical comedies which had brought him a small amount of money …   Useful english dictionary

  • succès d'estime —    success of esteem ; state of being highly praised or respected but not a financial success.    ♦ succès fou, mad success ; tremendous success …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • succès d'estime — [sʊkˌseɪ dɛ sti:m] noun (plural same) a success in terms of critical appreciation, as opposed to popularity or commercial gain. Origin Fr., lit. success of opinion …   English new terms dictionary

  • succès d'estime — /syuuk se des teem /, French. success won by reason of merit and critical respect rather than by popularity. * * * …   Universalium

  • succès d’estime —  (Fr.) An undertaking that makes little or no profit but wins critical acclaim …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • estime — [ ɛstim ] n. f. • XIIIe; de estimer I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Détermination du prix, de la valeur (de qqch.). ⇒ estimation. 2 ♦ Mod. Mar. Calcul approximatif de la position d un navire en estimant le chemin parcouru d après les instruments de navigation.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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