successism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

success +‎ -ism, probably after the Japanese 成功主義.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

successism (uncountable)

  1. The ideology of striving for competition; achievement-orientation.
  2. The worship or idealization of success.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1999, risshishugi: successism, achievement-orientation, self-help — (in the glossary, at page 231 of A History of Japan - From Stone Age to Superpower, by Kenneth G. Henshall, Palgrave)
  • Date unknown: Successism is the mistaken application of worldly standards of success and failure to the work of the ministry of the church. — John A. Kohler, III in Successism and the Church

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