Examples of unsuccessful in a Sentence
His last novel was unsuccessful.
an unsuccessful attempt to fix the faucet ourselves
Recent Examples of unsuccessful from the Web
Anbang’s effort to stitch together a global financial network around its core Chinese insurance operation has received less attention than its purchase of Waldorf Astoria New York or its unsuccessful bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Previous efforts to build Saudi megaprojects have been unsuccessful, and NEOM is, obviously, a really expensive project that goes against the grain of much of the country's social codes.
Programs led exclusively by adults, with little or no involvement of students as peer leaders—another common feature of DARE—seem relatively unsuccessful, again probably because students get little practice saying no to other kids.
His reflections of remorse were unsuccessful in swaying the judge, however.
Diaz and Democratic businesswoman Annette Taddeo — a familiar, but so far unsuccessful, candidate on Miami-Dade ballots — have fiercely competed in an effort to sway voters in the Hispanic-heavy, Democratic-leaning district.
Had my sister’s delicate neurosurgery been unsuccessful, Monsignor O’Brien would have been summoned to the ICU for last rites.
Friday's protests began with largely unsuccessful efforts at civil disobedience.
Alas, in the process of her daring (and ultimately unsuccessful) rescue attempt, the Night King took down one of her beloved, darling dragons, Viserion.
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First Known Use of unsuccessful
Synonymsabortive, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, futile, useless, vain
Antonymsdeadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous
Related Wordshollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductive
Near Antonymsmeaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workable
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