Definitions for unsuccessful

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un`suc•cess′ful(adj.; adv.)-ly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsuccessful(adj)

    not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

  2. abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful(adj)

    failing to accomplish an intended result

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unsuccessful(adjective)ˌʌnsəksˈɛsfəl

    ≠ successful

    an unsuccessful attempt to climb Mt. Everest; She felt she had been unsuccessful in her career.; We tried, unsuccessfully, to get her to come along.


  1. unsuccessful(Adjective)

    Failed, not successful.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unsuccessful(adj)

    not successful; not producing the desired event; not fortunate; meeting with, or resulting in, failure; unlucky; unhappy


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