nonsuccess

noun
non·​suc·​cess | \ ˌnän-sək-ˈses How to pronounce nonsuccess (audio) \
plural nonsuccesses

Definition of nonsuccess

1 : a lack or absence of success … an idea that has had varying degrees of nonsuccess since the 1980s.— Molly Wood
2 : something that is not a success "Those with a deep spiritual grounding have a sense of security and self-esteem that allows them to risk, and perhaps gives them the ability to accept and move on from nonsuccesses," …— David Roozen

First Known Use of nonsuccess

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonsuccess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsuccess. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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