successless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

success +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

successless (comparative more successless, superlative most successless)

  1. (now rare) Without success; unsuccessful.
    • 1782, Frances Burney, Cecilia, I.ii.5:
      “Belfield fired first, and missed; the Baronet was not so successless.”