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1‘we are very encouraged by the success of the scheme’
favourable outcome, successfulness, favourable result, successful outcome, positive result, victory, triumph
2‘the modern-day trappings of success’
prosperity, prosperousness, successfulness, affluence, wealth, riches, fortune, opulence, luxury, comfort, life of ease, the good life, milk and honey
3‘a West End musical success’
triumph, bestseller, box-office success, sell-out, coup, master stroke
informal hit, box-office hit, smash hit, smash, crowd-puller, winner, knockout, sensation, wow, biggie
failure, flop, disaster
4‘her performance might well have made her a success’
star, superstar, celebrity, big name, household name, somebody, important person, VIP, personality, public figure, dignitary, luminary, leading light
informal celeb, bigwig, big shot, big noise, big cheese, big fish, megastar
British informal nob
North American informal kahuna, macher, high muckamuck
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