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Unsuccessful

failed

adjective

unsuccessful

abortive

adjective

not finished and therefore not successful

fruitless

adjective

producing no good results, especially despite a lot of work

bungled

adjective

done very badly and without success

botched

adjective

badly done or badly planned, and therefore unsuccessful

unsuccessful

adjective

something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what you want, or does not happen in the way that you want

in vain

without success

unproductive

adjective

not achieving any benefits or positive results

counterproductive

adjective

having the opposite result to the one you intended

ailing

adjective

an ailing organization or economy is not strong or successful

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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