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adverb as in poorly

adverb as in unfortunately

adverb as in vainly

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Example Sentences

Gutierrez tries unsuccessfully to insinuate that Jay was cheating on Stephanie, suggesting ulterior motives.

Abbas has been committed—quite unsuccessfully, but nevertheless committed—to nonviolence.

She tried unsuccessfully to enter the United States in 2011, according to Interpol documents.

Her campaign was a textbook exercise in trying to thread the needle (unsuccessfully).

Mark Warner is a former Governor of Virginia who also unsuccessfully ran for Senate against John Warner in 1996.

His eyes began to follow her more intently when they were alone, and several times unsuccessfully he returned to the attack.

In 1792 he competed unsuccessfully for the Prix de Rome, and this failure was the making of him.

The greater portion of these marshes, owing to the peat which forms their bed, is vigorously and not unsuccessfully worked.

The obvious drawbacks of such a state of things had long been subject of representation, but hitherto unsuccessfully.

Now as heretofore it will behoove the Editor of these pages, were it never so unsuccessfully, to do his endeavor.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unsuccessfully, such as: awkwardly, clumsily, poorly, abominably, blunderingly, and carelessly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.