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synonyms for unsuccessful

  • abortive
  • disastrous
  • doomed
  • failed
  • foiled
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • ill-fated
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • losing
  • thwarted
  • useless
  • vain
  • defeated
  • unlucky
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antonyms for unsuccessful

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  • effective
  • effectual
  • fruitful
  • hopeful
  • lucky
  • productive
  • profitable
  • successful
  • useful
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How to use unsuccessful in a sentence

The campaign has recorded 102 million voter contacts through phone calls and door knocks since it began, a category that includes unsuccessful attempts to reach people.
TRUMP AND HIS CAMPAIGN TRY TO ALLAY CONCERNS ABOUT TRAILING BIDEN IN TELEVISION ADSMICHAEL SCHERER, JOSH DAWSEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
On August 12, after months of unsuccessful negotiations with Condé Nast, Priya Krishna, Rick Martinez, and El-Waylly all took to Instagram to share that they would no longer appear in the brand’s test kitchen videos.
BON APPÉTIT ANNOUNCES DAWN DAVIS, PUBLISHING HEAVYWEIGHT, AS NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEFELAZAR SONTAGAUGUST 27, 2020EATER
An attorney’s unsuccessful effort to obtain Metropolitan Transit System body camera video to defend her client has revealed gaps in the agency’s policy for handling footage that will soon get outside scrutiny at MTS’s request.
MTS PURGED BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE BEFORE MAN’S ATTORNEY COULD ACCESS ITLISA HALVERSTADTJULY 21, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Later on, Hubbard was chief economic adviser to Mitt Romney on his unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign.
DOES THE PRESIDENT MATTER AS MUCH AS YOU THINK? (EP. 404)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 6, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Hallie Walker was trying to discern the difference between a successful rally and an unsuccessful one.
HOW TO MAKE MEETINGS LESS TERRIBLE (EP. 389)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 19, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Spontaneous gaiety was gone out of his cousin, whose attempts to be his normal self became forced and unsuccessful.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Joe,” said Mr. Wardle, after an unsuccessful search in all his pockets, “is my snuff-box on the sofa?
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Bonaparte made an unsuccessful attempt to carry St. Jean d'Acre by assault.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The application to the Government for remuneration for benefits conferred on the public was unsuccessful.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
While thus successfully active abroad, have Ministers been either idle or unsuccessful at home?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO UNSUCCESSFUL

  • failed
  • failing
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • unavailing
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • vain
  • worthless
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.