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[uhn-suh k-ses]
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  1. lack of success; failure.
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Origin of unsuccess

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + success
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for unsuccess

abortion, bankruptcy, bomb, botch, breakdown, bungle, bust, checkmate, collapse, decay, decline, defeat, deficiency, deficit, deterioration, downfall, failing, fiasco, flop, frustration

Examples from the Web for unsuccess

Historical Examples of unsuccess

  • Here, when all else was numbed by loneliness and hunger and unsuccess, it waked and warned me.

    A Woman of Genius

    Mary Austin

  • I thought,—All labor, yet no less Bear up beneath their unsuccess.

  • Similarly the result of unsuccess in such a venture is obvious.

  • It is a forlorn enterprise—that is admitted; but there are degrees of unsuccess.

  • And I would accuse myself of ingratitude for complaining of my unsuccess.

    Grey Roses

    Henry Harland