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Synonyms for successful
səkˈsɛs fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. successful(adj)

    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

    "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"

    Antonyms:
    sunk, hitless, frustrated, no-win, ruined, goalless, washed-up, unrewarded, down-and-out, attempted, foiled, disappointed, self-defeating, winless, unfulfilled, out(a), unsuccessful, discomfited, undone, done for(p), unrealized, empty-handed, scoreless, unplaced, defeated, thwarted, unrealised

Wiktionary

  1. successful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    efficacious, profitable, effective, accomplished, fruitful, rewarding

    Antonyms:
    failed, unsuccessful

  2. successful(adjective)

    Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy

    Synonyms:
    profitable, effective, rewarding, fruitful, accomplished, efficacious

    Antonyms:
    failed, unsuccessful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. successful

    A man is successful in any case if he achieves or gains what he seeks; he is known as a successful man if he has achieved or gained worthy objects of endeavor; he is fortunate or lucky if advantages have come to him without or beyond his direct planning or achieving. Lucky is the more common and colloquial, fortunate the more elegant word; fortunate is more naturally applied to the graver matters, as we speak of the fortunate, rather than the lucky, issue of a great battle; lucky more strongly emphasizes the element of chance, as when we speak of a lucky hit, a lucky guess, or of one as "born under a lucky star." Favored is used in a religious sense, implying that one is the object of divine favor. Happy, in this connection, signifies possessed of the means of happiness. One is said to be happy or prosperous whether his prosperity be the result of fortune or of achievement; prospered rather denotes the action of a superintending Providence.

    Synonyms:
    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous

    Antonyms:
    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, woful, wretched

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. successful

    Synonyms:
    lucky, fortunate, happy, auspicious, prosperous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. successful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    prosperous, fortunate, lucky, auspicious, felicitous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. successful(a)

    Synonyms:
    prosperous, victorious, triumphant, fortunate

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How to use successful in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.

  3. Jay Abiona:

    A man being wealthy doesn't necessarily mean he is successful. However, ALL successful men are wealthy!

  4. Albert Schweitzer:

    Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

  5. Christine Lagarde:

    History has taught us that, if not managed carefully, infrastructure investments can lead to a problematic increase in debt, i have said before that, to be fully successful, the Belt and Road should only go where it is needed. I would add today that it should only go where it is sustainable, in all aspects.


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