unsuccessful person

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unsuccessful person - a person with a record of failingunsuccessful person - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
bankrupt, insolvent - someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
flash in the pan - someone who enjoys transient success but then fails
dud, flop, washout - someone who is unsuccessful
underdog - one at a disadvantage and expected to lose
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If he were an unsuccessful person then his name wouldn't be on the sanctions list," Larijani added.
The pride and shame that mark the striving but unsuccessful person is all too clear in "Malvern Hills," about a singer-songwriter who can't catch a break and meets an older musician couple who have sacrificed family stability but made peace with their careers, though not with their alienated son: their fate may be a warning.