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Definition 1: not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome - [adjective denoting all]

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) having no wins

"the team had a very disappointing winless season"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) not one of the first three in a race or competition

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) of persons; marked by failure to realize full potentialities

"unfulfilled and uneasy men" "unrealized dreams and ambitions"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) acting to defeat its own purpose

"it is self-defeating...to ignore the progress of events"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) having no points scores

"a scoreless inning"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election

"now the Democrats are out"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) certain to end in failure and disappointment

"a no-win situation"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) (of a batter) without a hit

"he went hitless for three innings"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) having acquired or gained nothing

"the returned from the negotiations empty-handed"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) doomed to extinction

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) disappointingly unsuccessful

"disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions" "their foiled attempt to capture Calais" "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers" "his best efforts were thwarted"

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) tried unsuccessfully

"attempted murder"

(means also ...) producing little or no profit or gain

"deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"

(means also ...) not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

"an unfortunate turn of events" "an unfortunate decision" "unfortunate investments" "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

(means also ...) beaten or overcome; not victorious

"the defeated enemy"

(... are attributes of unsuccessful) a state of prosperity or fame

"he is enjoying great success" "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"

Definition 2: failing to accomplish an intended result - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unsuccessful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abortive revolt
  • a stillborn plot to assassinate the President

Synonyms for unsuccessful in the sense of this definition

(unsuccessful is similar to ...) not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production

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