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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [suh k-ses]
    • /səkˈsɛs/
    • /səkˈses/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh k-ses]
    • /səkˈsɛs/

Definitions of success word

  • noun success the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals. 1
  • noun success the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. 1
  • noun success a performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors: The play was an instant success. 1
  • noun success a person or thing that has had success, as measured by attainment of goals, wealth, etc.: She was a great success on the talk show. 1
  • noun success Obsolete. outcome. 1
  • noun success satisfactory outcome 1

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Origin of success

First appearance:

before 1530
One of the 29% oldest English words
1530-40; < Latin successus, equivalent to succēd-, stem of succēdere to succeed + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > ss

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Parts of speech for Success


success popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

success usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for success

noun success

  • achievement — An achievement is something which someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort.
  • ascendency — the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
  • bafflement — Bafflement is the state of being baffled.
  • bestseller — A bestseller is a book of which a great number of copies has been sold.
  • chartbuster — A popular singer or group that makes a best-selling recording.

Antonyms for success

noun success

  • aborticide — the killing of an unborn fetus
  • abortion — If a woman has an abortion, she ends her pregnancy deliberately so that the baby is not born alive.
  • accident — An accident happens when a vehicle hits a person, an object, or another vehicle, causing injury or damage.
  • adversity — Adversity is a very difficult or unfavourable situation.
  • agony — Agony is great physical or mental pain.

Top questions with success

  • what is success?
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  • how i raised myself from failure to success in selling?
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  • what does the bible say about success?
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