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suc·cess

success

 
 
pronunciation:
sk ses
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing that does or goes well.
Her book was a huge success, selling millions of copies.
synonyms:
smash
antonyms:
dud, failure, flop
definition 2: the reaching of something desired or intended.
After years of trying to find a good job, he finally had success.
synonyms:
accomplishment, achievement, triumph
antonyms:
failure
similar words:
good, luck, victory
definition 3: having become rich or famous.
Her success made her a snob.
synonyms:
prosperity, riches, wealth
antonyms:
failure, poverty, ruin
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The word success contains the following parts:
suc- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suc- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "c," such as "ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess." See sub-.
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ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield