unsuccessful

  • 1 Unsuccessful — Un suc*cess ful, a. Not successful; not producing the desired event; not fortunate; meeting with, or resulting in, failure; unlucky; unhappy. {Un suc*cess ful*ly}, adv. {Un suc*cess ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 unsuccessful — index disappointed, futile, inadept, ineffective, ineffectual, otiose, regrettable, unavailing, unprod …

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  • 3 unsuccessful — 1610s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SUCCESSFUL (Cf. successful) …

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  • 4 unsuccessful — [adj] failing abortive, defeated, disastrous, doomed, failed, foiled, fruitless, futile, ill fated, ineffective, ineffectual, losing, thwarted, unlucky, useless, vain; concepts 485,489 …

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  • 5 unsuccessful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not successful. DERIVATIVES unsuccessfully adverb …

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  • 6 unsuccessful — [spelling only] …

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  • 7 unsuccessful — un|suc|cess|ful [ ,ʌnsək sesfəl ] adjective * something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what you want, or does not happen in the way you want: The president flew home today after another unsuccessful attempt to reach a peace agreement. All… …

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  • 8 unsuccessful — [[t]ʌ̱nsəkse̱sfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what it was intended to achieve. His efforts were unsuccessful. ...a second unsuccessful operation on his knee... There were reports last month of unsuccessful… …

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  • 9 unsuccessful */ — UK [ˌʌnsəkˈsesf(ə)l] / US [ˌʌnsəkˈsesfəl] adjective something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what you want, or does not happen in the way that you want The president flew home today after another unsuccessful attempt to reach a peace… …

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  • 10 unsuccessful — [ˌʌnsəkˈsesf(ə)l] adj 1) something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what you want another unsuccessful attempt to reach agreement[/ex] 2) someone who is unsuccessful does not get what they want Letters are sent to all unsuccessful candidates …

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  • 11 unsuccessful — un|suc|cess|ful [ˌʌnsəkˈsesfəl] adj not having a successful result or not achieving what you wanted to achieve ▪ an unsuccessful attempt to climb Everest unsuccessful in (doing) sth ▪ We have been unsuccessful in finding a new manager.… …

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  • 12 unsuccessful — adjective 1) an unsuccessful attempt Syn: failed, ineffective, fruitless, profitless, unproductive, abortive; vain, futile, useless, pointless, worthless, luckless 2) an unsuccessful business Syn …

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  • 13 unsuccessful — adjective 1) an unsuccessful attempt Syn: failed, abortive, ineffective, fruitless, profitless, unproductive, vain, futile 2) an unsuccessful business Syn: unprofitable, loss making 3) …

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  • 14 unsuccessful — /ˌʌnsək sesf(ə)l/ adjective not successful ● an unsuccessful businessman ● The project was expensive and unsuccessful. ● He made six unsuccessful job applications before he finally got a job …

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  • 15 unsuccessful — unsuccessfully, adv. unsuccessfulness, n. /un seuhk ses feuhl/, adj. not achieving or not attended with success: an unsuccessful person; an unsuccessful venture. [1610 20; UN 1 + SUCCESSFUL] Syn. hapless, unfortunate, foiled, baffled. * * * …

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  • 16 unsuccessful — adj. unsuccessful at, in; with * * * [ˌʌnsək sesf(ə)l] in with unsuccessful at …

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  • 17 unsuccessful — adjective Failed, not successful. His unsuccessful attempt earned him sympathy, condolences...and an occasional good natured ribbing. Ant: successful …

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  • 18 unsuccessful — adj. Unsuccessful is used with these nouns: ↑applicant, ↑application, ↑attempt, ↑bid, ↑campaign, ↑candidate, ↑coup, ↑effort, ↑endeavour, ↑experiment, ↑negotiation, ↑ …

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  • 19 unsuccessful — adjective Date: 1617 not successful ; not meeting with or producing success • unsuccessfully adverb …

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  • 20 unsuccessful — Synonyms and related words: abortive, balked, beaten, bootless, cursed, defeated, foiled, fruitless, frustrated, hapless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, luckless, sterile, unavailing, unfortunate, unfruitful, unlucky, unproductive,… …

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