Unsuccessful Un`suc*cess"ful, a. Not successful; not producing the desired event; not fortunate; meeting with, or resulting in, failure; unlucky; unhappy. -- {Un`suc*cess"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Un`suc*cess"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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