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un·suc·cess·ful

 (ŭn′sək-sĕs′fəl)
adj.
1. Having an unfavorable outcome: an unsuccessful venture.
2. Failing to attain something desired or intended: an unsuccessful entrepreneur.

un′suc·cess′ful·ly adv.

unsuccessful

(ˌʌnsəkˈsɛsfʊl)
adj
not having succeeded
unsuccessfully adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsuccessful - not successfulunsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
defeated - beaten or overcome; not victorious; "the defeated enemy"
unfortunate - 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"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
2.unsuccessful - failing to accomplish an intended resultunsuccessful - failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
unfruitful - not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production

unsuccessful

unsuccessful

adjective
Having no useful result:
Idiom: in vain.
Translations
neúspěšnýnezdařilý
resultatløs
epäonnistunut
neuspješan
不成功に終わった
실패한
neuspešen
misslyckad
ไม่ประสบความสำเร็จ
không thành công

unsuccessful

[ˈʌnsəkˈsesfʊl] ADJ [attempt, effort] → inútil, infructuoso; [appeal, search, job application] → infructuoso
he embarked on an unsuccessful business venturese embarcó en un negocio que no tuvo éxito or que fracasó
an unsuccessful writerun escritor que no consiguió el éxito, un escritor fracasado
to be unsuccessfulno tener éxito, fracasar
their marriage was unsuccessfulel matrimonio fracasó
we regret to inform you that your application for the post has been unsuccessfullamentamos informarle que no ha sido seleccionado para el puesto de trabajo solicitado
they were unsuccessful in their efforts to reach an agreementfracasaron en sus esfuerzos por llegar a un acuerdo
to be unsuccessful in (doing) sth: he was unsuccessful in getting a jobno consiguió or logró encontrar trabajo
a search for the weapon proved unsuccessfulla búsqueda del arma resultó ser infructuosa

unsuccessful

[ˌʌnsəkˈsɛsfʊl] adj
[attempt] → infructueux/euse; [proposal] → rejeté(e); [marriage] → malheureux/euse; [operation] → qui ne réussit pas; [negotiations, campaign] → infructueux/euse; [efforts] → vain(e)
His efforts were unsuccessful → Ses efforts étaient vains.
to be unsuccessful [application] → ne pas être retenu(e)
[writer, artist] → qui n'a pas de succès; [candidate, applicant] → malheureux/euse, non retenu(e); [businessman] → qui ne réussit pas
to be unsuccessful [person] → ne pas réussir
to be unsuccessful in doing sth → ne pas réussir à faire qch
to be unsuccessful at doing sth → ne pas réussir à faire qch

unsuccessful

adj negotiations, venture, visit, meeting, person etcerfolglos, ergebnislos; writer, paintererfolglos, ohne Erfolg; candidateabgewiesen; attemptvergeblich; marriage, outcomeunglücklich; to prove unsuccessfulsich als erfolglos erweisen; I tried to persuade him but was unsuccessfulich habe versucht, ihn zu überreden, hatte aber keinen Erfolg; to be unsuccessful in doing somethingkeinen Erfolg damit haben, etw zu tun; to be unsuccessful in one’s efforts to do somethingerfolglos in seinem Bemühen sein, etw zu tun; he is unsuccessful in everything he doesnichts gelingt ihm; he was unsuccessful in his examer hat kein Glück in seinem Examen gehabt; he is unsuccessful with womener hat kein Glück or keinen Erfolg bei Frauen; unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessfulwir haben uns leider nicht zur Annahme Ihrer Bewerbung entschließen können

unsuccessful

[ˌʌnsəkˈsɛsfʊl] adj (gen) → che non ha successo; (writer) → fallito/a; (businessman) → di scarso successo
to be unsuccessful (play, book, actor) → non avere successo (idea) → non avere fortuna (attempt, marriage, negotiation) → non riuscire, fallire (application) → avere esito negativo
to be unsuccessful in an exam → non superare un esame
to be unsuccessful in an attempt to do sth → fallire nel tentativo di fare qc

unsuccessful

غَيْرُ نَاجِح neúspěšný resultatløs erfolglos αποτυχημένος fallido epäonnistunut infructueux neuspješan non riuscito 不成功に終わった 실패한 niet succesvol mislykket nieudany malsucedido безуспешный misslyckad ไม่ประสบความสำเร็จ başarısız không thành công 不成功的
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