Examples of unsuccessful in a Sentence
His last novel was unsuccessful.
an unsuccessful attempt to fix the faucet ourselves
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Editor’s note: Attempts to reach Zaid Jilani, Lee Fang and Greg Bluestein before the posting of this story were unsuccessful.
An emergency declaration without significant new funds will likely be unsuccessful.
Attempts to locate Nicoletti were also unsuccessful.
Few details were immediately available about Kelley, and attempts to reach his family were unsuccessful on Sunday.
Earlier attempts to bring the family home had been unsuccessful.
Efforts to contact candidates in several of those races were unsuccessful.
However, but his attempt to tie the game on the first play of the fourth quarter was unsuccessful.
Antin told The Blast that Jones's affiliation with the group had been on an unsuccessful trial basis.
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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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