Antonyms for successful

Grammar : Adj
Spell : suh k-ses-fuh l
Phonetic Transcription : səkˈsɛs fəl

Definition of successful

Origin :
  • 1580s, from success + -ful. Originally any kind of success; since late 19c. it has tended to mean "wealthy" unless otherwise indicated. Related: Successfully.
  • adj favorable, profitable
Example sentences :
  • The room we entered was heated by what I took to be a successful furnace.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • When great sorrows come it is because in the struggle we have not been successful.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Never had there been insurrection so sudden, so short, and so successful.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Already she was learning that peace of mind is essential to successful endeavor.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He expected to come up with the volunteers on the road, but was not successful.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Crane's racing season had been as successful as the Master of Ringwood's had been disastrous.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • At Shabkadr a charge of the 13th Bengal Lancers was more than successful.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • You must have a good glider as the basis of a successful flying machine.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • To be successful a man need take no heed for his own particular future.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Twentieth Century » by David Starr Jordan
  • And she knew his one thought now must be for their successful administration.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

Synonyms for successful

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