un·​suc·​cess ˌən-sək-ˈses How to pronounce unsuccess (audio)
: lack of success : failure
Well do I remember how painful love can be, how exciting, and, in the event of unsuccess, how disappointing and doleful the days and nights.E. B. White

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsuccess was circa 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Unsuccess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuccess. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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