Synonyms of 'success'
1 victoryDictionary, triumph, positive resultthe success of European business in building a stronger partnership
2 prosperityDictionary, riches, fortuneNearly all of them believed work was the key to success.
a life of peace and prosperity
He made his fortune in car sales.
I knew I needed a bit of luck to win.
The discovery of oil brought untold wealth to the island.
The postwar era was one of new affluence for the working class.
He is surrounded by possessions which testify to his opulence.
3 hitDictionary, winner, smash (informal)We hope it will be a commercial success.
The song became a massive hit in 1945.
She will present the trophies to the winners.
It is the public who decide if a film is a smash or a flop.
Cataract operations are a triumph of modern surgery.
the film that turned her into an overnight sensation
smash hit (informal)
box office success
4 big nameDictionary, star, hit (informal)Everyone who knows her says she will be a great success.
all the big names in rock and pop
Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.
He suddenly became a somebody.
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
Eighty percent of success is showing upIt is not enough to succeed. Others must failFailure is inevitable. Success is elusiveTo succeed in the world we must look foolish but be wise – Pensées]Success has ruin'd many a man – Poor Richard's Almanack]The secret of business success is honesty and sincerity. If you can fake those, you've got it madeIf A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shutSuccess is relative;
It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things – The Family Reunion]success: the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows – The Devil's Dictionary]Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet 'em on your way down
Nothing succeeds like successThere is always room at the top
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Thesaurus for success from the Collins English Thesaurus
Success is the achievement of something that you have been trying to do.