What does unsuccessful mean?

Definitions for unsuccessful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unsuccessful.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsuccessful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsuccessful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

  2. Paul Sweeney:

    True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Behind every successful man there are usually a lot of unsuccessful years.

  4. Erich Fromm:

    The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

  5. Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973:

    Envy is the consuming desire to have everybody else as unsuccessful as you are.

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