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What is another word for unsuccessful?

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Adjective
Not producing the wanted or expected result
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“After this premature termination of the war, there was a halfhearted and largely unsuccessful attempt at a comprehensive peace process.”
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Not profitable or prosperous
“This was an unsuccessful venture because it was attempting to compete in a market without any fundamental improvement in products or processes.”
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Unlucky or full of misfortune
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“But the other side of the paternal coin was the one that most often turned up, that of the unsuccessful dreamer and drifter.”
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Having been thwarted or defeated, such as in a contest
“Some of the students on the unsuccessful team perceived that other team members were not contributing.”
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(of an action or situation) Causing shame or a loss of honour
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With empty pockets
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Unable to fully realise one's ambitions
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No longer capable, effective or needed
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Clumsy or awkward in nature
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