[uhn-suh k-ses]


lack of success; failure.

Origin of unsuccess

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + success
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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.

  • 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