Definition of unsuccessfully in English:



  • In a way that fails to accomplish a desired aim or result.

    ‘I have tried unsuccessfully to secure a mortgage’
    ‘he unsuccessfully opposed the sanctions policy’
    • ‘He plays a young man struggling unsuccessfully to accept the death of his mother.’
    • ‘On Bach's death in 1650, he applied unsuccessfully for the vacant post at Leipzig.’
    • ‘Americans tried to take part of British Canada in December 1775, when forces led by Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery unsuccessfully attacked Quebec.’
    • ‘Would-be practitioners attempted unsuccessfully to make daguerreotypes from Western manuals.’
    • ‘In 1950, he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate.’