Antonyms for success

Grammar : Noun
Spell : suhk-ses
Phonetic Transcription : səkˈsɛs

Definition of success

Origin :
  • 1530s, "result, outcome," from Latin successus "an advance, succession, happy outcome," from succedere "come after" (see succeed). Meaning "accomplishment of desired end" (good success) first recorded 1580s.
  • The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That -- with the squalid interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease. [William James to H.G. Wells, Sept. 11, 1906]
  • Success story is attested from 1925. Among the French phrases used in English late 19c. were succès d'estime "cordial reception given to a literary work out of respect rather than admiration" and succès de scandale "success (especially of a work of art) dependent upon its scandalous character."
  • noun favorable outcome
Example sentences :
  • I ventured to predict that success awaited him in the rubber business.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • That one example, moreover, has been a success as unqualified as undeniable.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • They tried it out at home and when it proved a success, they carried it abroad.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • She was properly presented; but as yet she has had no success at all.'
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • "Frankly, your success is by no means complete," replied she.
  • Extract from : « The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Thus was the work begun by Wilberforce finally crowned with success.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • We are confident of the success of this major venture in world recovery.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • To make sure of success and the size of his stakes he was willing to invest heavily.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Yet the effort she made, and with success, to restrain the show of her anger, was far from slight.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • There shall be no success to the man who is not willing to begin small.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for success

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