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English noun: success

1. success (event) an event that accomplishes its intended purpose


SamplesLet's call heads a success and tails a failure.
The election was a remarkable success for the Whigs.


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)barnburner, bite, Godspeed, triumph, victory


Antonymsfailure

2. success (act) an attainment that is successful


SamplesHis success in the marathon was unexpected.
His new play was a great success.


Broader (hypernym)attainment


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bell ringer, bull's eye, conquest, conquest, coup, flying colors, flying colours, hit, home run, mark, overturn, pass, passing, qualifying, score, seduction, smash, smasher, solution, strike, upset, winning

3. success (state) a state of prosperity or fame


SamplesHe is enjoying great success.
He does not consider wealth synonymous with success.


Broader (hypernym)prosperity, successfulness


Narrower (hyponym)big time, pay dirt


Attributesuccessful, unsuccessful


Antonymsfailure

4. success (person) a person with a record of successes


SamplesHis son would never be the achiever that his father was.
Only winners need apply.
If you want to be a success you have to dress like a success.


Synonymsachiever, succeeder, winner


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)first lady, great, highflier, highflyer, natural, sleeper


Antonymsnonstarter, unsuccessful person, loser, failure









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