What is the opposite of successful?

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Adjective
Opposite of denotes wealth and prosperousness
“Jenny still remembers her meager beginnings as a child from a poor family.”
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Opposite of having achieved a goal or set of goals
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“Their attempts to finish the race were unsuccessful due to an incoming storm.”
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Opposite of having the ability to produce financial growth or gain
“This is an unprofitable business and some big decisions will need to be made soon on its future.”
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Opposite of marked by accolades, or having favorable opportunities
“He remained a largely anonymous actor, having failed to score any roles of note in Hollywood.”
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Opposite of bringing wealth and success
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Opposite of able to produce results, or cause effects
“To this end, ineffectual tools are usually worse than having no tools at all.”
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Opposite of superior in frequency or dominant
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Opposite of vigorous and energetic
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Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
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Opposite of important in material or social terms
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Opposite of effective, efficient
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Opposite of characterized by self-support
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Opposite of producing a surplus
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Opposite of having won at least one prize
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Opposite of having influence or power
“The errand boy was an insignificant person, mostly unrecognized by those around him.”
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Opposite of having a persuasive effect
“The speaker's words were highly uncompelling in motivating the crowd to take action.”
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Opposite of expressing approval
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