unsuccessful

Definitions of unsuccessful
  1. adjective
    not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
    Synonyms:
    defeated
    beaten or overcome; not victorious
    unfortunate
    not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    unprofitable
    producing little or no profit or gain
    attempted
    tried unsuccessfully
    defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted
    disappointingly unsuccessful
    done for, ruined, sunk, undone, washed-up
    doomed to extinction
    down-and-out
    lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)
    empty-handed, unrewarded
    having acquired or gained nothing
    hitless
    (of a batter) without a hit
    no-win
    certain to end in failure and disappointment
    out
    out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
    goalless, hitless, scoreless
    having no points scores
    self-defeating
    acting to defeat its own purpose
    unfulfilled, unrealised, unrealized
    of persons; marked by failure to realize full potentialities
    unplaced
    not one of the first three in a race or competition
    winless
    having no wins
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    Antonyms:
    successful
    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
    undefeated
    victorious
    fortunate
    having unexpected good fortune
    productive
    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
    boffo
    resoundingly successful and popular
    booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving
    very lively and profitable
    in
    holding office
    made
    successful or assured of success
    no-hit
    of a game (or the pitching) in which a pitcher allows the opponent no hits
    productive
    yielding positive results
    self-made
    having achieved success or recognition by your own efforts
    sure-fire
    certain to be successful
    triple-crown
    unofficial championship title for player who heads the league in batting average and home runs and runs batted in
    triple-crown
    of a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness races
    victorious, winning
    having won
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  2. adjective
    failing to accomplish an intended result
    synonyms: abortive, stillborn
    unfruitful
    not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
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