Definition of 'unsuccessful'
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He has overseen three unsuccessful qualifying campaigns. The Sun (2010)The site makes its money from all the unsuccessful bids. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The most they do is to warn on their websites that unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The second unsuccessful attempt to be professed had a transforming effect on him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She recently offered feedback to unsuccessful applicants for apprenticeships. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If their second attempt is unsuccessful they will consider adopting. The Sun (2011)All unsuccessful applicants will get their payments back. The Sun (2009)He is climbing alone and without oxygen and lost eight fingers and a thumb in a previous unsuccessful bid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For two years she was unsuccessful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is at least 30 years since my last unsuccessful playground fight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We were unsuccessful in our application for our son to join her this September. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has drilled two more unsuccessful wells this year, with three more to complete. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has since made two unsuccessful bids to buy the Championship club. Times, Sunday Times (2006)An unsuccessful three years at Everton certainly had not got him any. The Sun (2008)A perimeter barrier built after he bought the property last year sparked unsuccessful objections. The Sun (2015)If you ask for four tickets, you will either be successful or unsuccessful in your application for four tickets. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I am not speaking of what would ordinarily be called unsuccessful marriages or failures of holidays and so on. Christianity Today (2000)Get feedback from unsuccessful applications. The Sun (2010)There were 36 successful bids and 70 unsuccessful bids. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)He also loaned the MP 21,000 for his unsuccessful party leadership campaign. The Sun (2011)When she returned to work after an unsuccessful IVF attempt, she says that she was criticised for taking too much time off. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'unsuccessful'
British English: unsuccessful /ˌʌnsəkˈsɛsfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what it was intended to achieve.
...a second unsuccessful operation on his knee.
- American English: unsuccessful
- Arabic: غَيْرُ نَاجِح
- Brazilian Portuguese: malsucedido
- Chinese: 不成功的
- Croatian: neuspješan
- Czech: neúspěšný
- Danish: resultatløs
- Dutch: niet succesvol
- European Spanish: fallido
- Finnish: epäonnistunut
- French: infructueux
- German: erfolglos
- Greek: αποτυχημένος
- Italian: non riuscito
- Japanese: 不成功に終わった
- Korean: 실패한
- Norwegian: mislykket
- Polish: nieudany
- European Portuguese: malsucedido
- Romanian: eșuat
- Russian: безуспешный
- Spanish: fallido
- Swedish: misslyckad
- Thai: ไม่ประสบความสำเร็จ
- Turkish: başarısız
- Ukrainian: невдалий
- Vietnamese: không thành công
Definition of unsuccessful from the Collins English Dictionary
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