from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Failure to achieve a desired end.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lack of success
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Want of success; failure; misfortune.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of success; failure.
Whether one can fairly use the word "unsuccess" in reference to verse which succeeds so exquisitely as Mr. de la Mare's in being literature is a nice question.
Larkin was beginning as he put it himself, retrospectively "to find out what life was about": not failure exactly but "unsuccess".
Why would I want to take the game for another hunter and rob them of their success, or unsuccess for that matter?
Unlike Dr. King and Malcolm X who encouraged Black people to patronize their neighborhood stores, and ‘shop Black,’ Obama is convinced that gentrification is not a major factor in the unsuccess of community-stores, but rather, littering – which, following his logic, is a genetic deficiency of Blackness.
They -- if they -- if they are unsuccess -- if the campaign that they're associated with is unsuccessful, what they want to do is move to the campaign that is successful.
In 1980, Jean Strouse published an award-winning study of the short, pathetic, life of Alice James … Alice died of cancer in 1892, at the age of 43, and the enormous fame and accomplishment of her two eldest brothers — Henry (the novelist) and William (the psychologist/philosopher) — eventually brought attention to her terrible life of illness and, as W.H. Auden so unforgettably put it, her all-too human “unsuccess.”
His young features were stamped with a melancholy grace, his looks told of unsuccess and many blighted hopes.
You can measure the unsuccess of many a novel by the number of times you turn to the author photo in the back. pg 10
When Long came back, he wore the face of unsuccess.
It was evident that Mr. Ward was intent on rallying me about my unsuccess.