[ uhn-suhk-ses ]
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  1. lack of success; failure.

Origin of unsuccess

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

Words Nearby unsuccess

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How to use unsuccess in a sentence

  • So in his ignorance of the real difficulty, he had thought to conquer his unsuccess by putting forth a greater effort.

    To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
  • Another reason of your unsuccess is that Lager is a hard chap to fite agin.

  • His young features were stamped with a melancholy grace, his looks told of unsuccess and many blighted hopes.

    The Magic Skin | Honore de Balzac
  • Lack of confidence in one's own powers is the source of every kind of feebleness and of all unsuccess.

  • In the first place, I tried, with apparent unsuccess, to make it clear I'm not predicting.