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Synonyms for unsuccessful
un·suc·cess·ful

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  1. unsuccessfuladjective

    Antonyms:
    successful

  2. unsuccessfuladjective

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

    Antonyms:
    successful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unsuccessful

    Synonyms:
    futile, vain, ineffectual, fruitless, unfortunate

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  1. unsuccessfuladjective

    not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

    Synonyms:
    abortive, stillborn

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    abortive, stillborn

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

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  1. unsuccessfuladjective

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

  2. unsuccessfuladjective

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

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  1. unsuccessfuladjective

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

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How to use unsuccessful in a sentence?

  1. Philip Chatfield:

    The pain continued to get worse and nobody seemed able to solve the problem, mr. Dixon performed the operation in 2016 with the mesh but it was unsuccessful and caused her to be in agony.

  2. Ethan Scheiner:

    The DPJ government was seen as so unsuccessful in so many ways that it is no longer viewed as the true, viable alternative to the LDP.

  3. Paul Sweeney:

    True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

  4. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

  5. Cardale Jones:

    This is for the love of football, enjoy. Jones D.C. Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons 31-19 Saturday afternoon in the opener of the new XFL that provided plenty of entertainment in person and on TV. Its far too early to tell if the XFL can take a foothold where its previous incarnation and the recently unsuccessful Alliance of American Football failed, but executives are willing to wait and see. XFL COMMISH SAYS LEAGUE NEVER REALLY CONSIDERED COLIN KAEPERNICK, MORE EXCITED TO SEE CARDALE JONES For us, if the fans who attend and watch at home feel as though it was a good football game and they had a fun time either watching or being in this awesome venue with us, thats success, XFL chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack said. Were taking a long term view in this. Success ultimately will not be measured in the first game or the first weekend or the first season.


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