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  1. unsuccessfuladjective


  2. unsuccessfuladjective

    His unsuccessful attempt earned him sympathy, condolences...and an occasional good-natured ribbing.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unsuccessful

    futile, vain, ineffectual, fruitless, unfortunate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsuccessfuladjective

    not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

    abortive, stillborn

    prospering, flourishing, boffo, self-made, made, prosperous, no-hit, winning, successful, productive, fruitful, thriving, sure-fire, in(p), triple-crown, booming, palmy, roaring, victorious

  2. abortive, stillborn, unsuccessfuladjective

    failing to accomplish an intended result

    "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"

    abortive, stillborn

    self-made, triple-crown, booming, palmy, in(p), winning, made, fruitful, roaring, thriving, sure-fire, prosperous, flourishing, victorious, boffo, prospering, successful, no-hit, productive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unsuccessfuladjective

    unavailing, ineffectual, abortive, fruitless, bootless, profitless, vain, futile, in vain

  2. unsuccessfuladjective

    luckless, unfortunate, unlucky, unprosperous, ill-starred, ill-fated

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unsuccessfuladjective

    unfortunate, unlucky, unprosperous, abortive, fruitless, unavailing, bootless, ineffectual, futile

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  1. Von Spakovsky:

    They’ve been remarkably unsuccessful, and events since then have made their case even more difficult.

  2. RJ Intindola:

    Avoid constantly trying to adapt to situations, people, and other circumstances that have no value to your future. The phenomenon of always attempting to please and alter behavior is more likely to be unsuccessful then to enhance your life. Adapt by continuing to learn and improve your knowledge

  3. H. L. Mencken:

    Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

  4. Ron Miller:

    Early challenges for entrepreneurs will be that it will require a true pioneer to be the first to step out and take advantage of these new rules. That means, that the individual entrepreneurs who are early adopters will have to figure out the successful and unsuccessful tactics to employ when raising capital from a crowd.

  5. Hassan Rouhani:

    Iran will not wage war against any nation, despite all of the Americans' efforts in the region and their desire to cut off our ties with all of the world and their desire to keep Iran secluded, they have been unsuccessful.

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