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adjective unsuccessful pronunciation in American English /ˌʌnsəkˈsesfəl/
  1. something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what you want, or does not happen in the way that you want
    The president flew home today after another unsuccessful attempt to reach a peace agreement.
    All their efforts were largely unsuccessful.
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    1. a.
      someone who is unsuccessful does not do or get what they want
      Letters are sent to all unsuccessful candidates.
      unsuccessful in: They were unsuccessful in reaching foreign markets.
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 unsuccessful pronunciation in American English adverb
Some workers have tried unsuccessfully to set up their own businesses.
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