succès d'estime

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Related to succes d'estime: they've, they'd, unharmful, Bonsoir, agrafe, excitedness

suc·cès d'es·time

 (sük-sĕ′ dĕs-tēm′)
n.
An important but unpopular success or achievement.

[French : succès, success + de, of + estime, esteem.]

succès d'estime

(syksɛ dɛstim)
n, pl succès d'estime
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) success, as of a book, play, etc, based on the appreciation of the critics rather than popular acclaim
[literally: success of esteem]

succès d'estime

A French phrase meaning success of esteem, used to mean something that pleases the critics but not the general public.
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When the new film, The Love Affair, finally came, we went all-out to support it-but, now that we've finally seen it, we have to share our disappointment, because it's not the succes d'estime we fervently hoped for.
James's recent succes d'estime Fifty Shades of Grey (2011).
Composer Anthony Hopkins, CBSO I suppose the CBSO has felt constrained to collaborate in the release of this very short-measure disc as a succes d'estime, and fulsome involvement from Classic FM will provide a further commercial bonus.
L'auteur resume par la suite trois predispositions cognitives et normatives qui traversent l'oeuvre de Carbonnier et qui expliquent pourquoi sa pensee, teintee du chaud et du froid d'une morale d'honnete homme, a essentiellement beneficie d'un succes d'estime aupres des juristes quebecois.
Admittedly the tradition was in gentle decline, but many writers of Latin poetry still enjoyed a succes d'estime.
Cuando me decidi a reunir en Huellas todos esos poemas, mi libro tuvo nada mas un succes d'estime, como dizcen los franceses.
Although Rekola has been a succes d'estime for years, there has recently been much public interest in her verse; in 1995 she received the Suomi Prize and in 1997 the (unfortunately named) Dancing Bear Prize of Finnish Radio.
If Classic Quebec Cinema produced succes d'estime ranging from Brault's docudrama Les ordres to Charles Biname's Eldorado (which revives the direct cinema style in the 1990s), Quebec Lite has produced most of the popular hits.
Professor Crowley's very interesting discussion of Nightwood, Djuna Barnes's succes d'estime, works out the deep and striking ambiguity of her revisions of the conventions of male drinking novels.
has had a certain succes d'estime as the largest of several motets in which, even before Charpentier, Du Mont emulated the Italian early Baroque penchant for sacred dialogues (without, however, capturing the Italian lyricism of the mid-century: Du Mont's music is only superficially Italianate, being basically more sobersided and solemnly syllabic).
Yet Traci Lords has shown she can shift from teenage skin queen to "straight" actress, and in the world of comix, Art Spiegelman has moved fromd underground artist to succes d'estime to the cover of The New Yorker.
Although his first collection of stories, Brown Man's Burden published by the Griffin Press in 1938, enjoyed a modest succes d'estime among such friends and contemporaries as A.