from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having an unfavorable outcome.
  • adjective Failing to attain something desired or intended.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not successful; not producing the desired event; not fortunate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not successful; not producing the desired event; not fortunate; meeting with, or resulting in, failure; unlucky; unhappy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Failed, not successful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective failing to accomplish an intended result
  • adjective not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome


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