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not finished and therefore not successful
producing no good results, especially despite a lot of work
done very badly and without success
badly done or badly planned, and therefore unsuccessful
something that is unsuccessful does not achieve what you want, or does not happen in the way that you want
not achieving any benefits or positive results
having the opposite result to the one you intended
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
the difference between how much money you get when you sell something and how much it costs you...
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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