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Unfulfilled or frustrated in the realization of one's ambitions or capabilities: an artist manqué.

[French, from past participle of manquer, to fail, from Old French, from Old Italian mancare, from manco, lacking, from Latin mancus, maimed, infirm; see man- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Gambling, except Cards) the section on a roulette table which includes the numbers 1 to 18 or a bet placed in this area


(mɑ̃ke; English ˈmɒŋkeɪ)
(postpositive) unfulfilled; potential; would-be: the manager is an actor manqué.
[C19: literally: having missed]
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(mɑŋˈkeɪ, mɑ̃-)

unsuccessful; unfulfilled (used postpositively): a poet manqué.
[1770–80; < French, past participle of manquer to lack < Italian < Medieval Latin, Late Latin mancus (Latin: feeble, literally, maimed]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.manque - unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
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[ˈmɔːŋkeɪ] ADJ a novelist manquéun novelista frustrado
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adj pred (= failed)gescheitert; (= unrecognized)verkannt; he’s a novelist manqué (= unfulfilled)an ihm ist ein Schriftsteller verloren gegangen
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