Pronunciation of Unsuccessful
/ʌnsəksˈɛsfə͡l/, /ʌnsəksˈɛsfə‍l/, /ʌ_n_s_ə_k_s_ˈɛ_s_f_əl/

Antonyms for unsuccessful:

fruitful, booming, made, effective, in, efficient, potent, prospering, effectual, no-hit, efficacious, palmy, sure-fire, roaring, productive, successful, self-made.

Synonyms for unsuccessful:

Sense 1


Sense 2

unfortunate, unprofitable, poor, unavailing.

Sense 6


Other synonyms and related words:

disastrous, barren, unplaced, sickly, failing, attempted, done for, self-defeating, inefficacious, washed-up, undone, unrealized, fail, losing, disappointed, unfulfilled, unrewarded, out, bootless, ineffective, unfortunate, down-and-out, unrealised, stillborn, hitless, unavailing, profitless, otiose, ruined, ailing, winless, empty-handed, empty, unprofitable, goalless, bottom, poor, scoreless, manque, unfruitful, sunk, discomfited, unproductive, bungled, no-win.

failing (adjective)

disastrous, vain, foiled, fruitless, useless, abortive, ineffective, losing, failed, futile, thwarted, ineffectual.

losing (adjective)


unprofitable (adjective)


unsuccessful (adjective)

bungled, ailing, manque, vain, failed, finished, sickly, foiled, thwarted, ineffectual, futile, bottom, slack, counterproductive, d.o.a., frustrated, unmet, botched, abortive, belly up, useless, fruitless, disastrous, tin-pot, pointless.

Sense 2 (noun)

unavailing, unprofitable, barren, bootless.

unsuccessful (noun)

disappointed, scoreless, stillborn, empty-handed, sunk, winless, ruined, undone, abortive, down-and-out, unfruitful, failing, self-defeating, frustrated, unfulfilled, attempted, unrewarded, discomfited, unrealized, washed-up, no-win, failed, goalless, unrealised, thwarted, losing, out, done for, foiled, hitless, unplaced.

defeated (verb)

unavailing, inefficacious, unfortunate, ineffective, disastrous, bootless, unproductive.

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