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Synonyms for unsuccessfulun·suc·cess·ful

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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. Robert Turner:

    The authors of that amendment purposely chose language drafted by Jefferson in an unsuccessful effort to outlaw slavery in the Northwest Territories as a means of honoring Jefferson’s struggle against slavery, if Democrats understood Jefferson’s lifelong opposition to slavery, they would have reached a different conclusion.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Being handicap: It's a very painful feeling mentally, emotionally, and Physically when your handicap and you know you can't function like normal people. It's a very painful feeling when you know your universes behind even average people. It's a very painful feeling when you see everybody having fun and enjoying their freedom and your so handicap all you can do is be in a handicap prison. Now it's time for me to catch up no matter how long it takes me, no matter how hard it is, no matter how painful it will be. Only If I get out of this handicap prison can I begin to live a peaceful and happy life, until then I will continue to suffer. Even if I'm able to pull myself out of this handicap prison, this handicap Hell that I've been trapped in my whole life, I will be left with both scars for what I have lost and growth for what I have learned. If I'm unsuccessful in my attempts to leave my handicap Prison, my handicap Hell then I guess the only thing I can do is be strong and learn to accept my situation.

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the commonalities between many movies that come from Asian subcontinent is their strange and distasteful sense of humor to make fun of disabled, fat, ugly and less fortunate people , in general. It's a shocking observation that is truly disturbing, when you thin about it. Making fun of fat people won't make anybody any thinner, likewise making fun of ugly people won't make them any prettier either. Also, making fun of unsuccessful people won't necessarily make the mocker more successful. So why movie-makers and actors stoop to such low level of humor? It's best to leave those fellow human beings in the hands of the Sureme Power who created them. And the hard-hearted movie-makers and actors should, instead of making fun of people, work on improving themselves. We all are God's Children, and we must treat each other with respect and dignity.

  5. Edward Grace:

    That investigation will take us wherever the facts lead. At this point in time, however, multiple efforts to contact Dr. Walter Palmer have been unsuccessful, we ask that Dr. Palmer or his representative contact us immediately.

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