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unsuccessfuladjective

uk   /ˌʌn.səkˈses.fəl/ us   /ˌʌn.səkˈses.fəl/
B2 not achieving the hoped for result; not successful: They made several unsuccessful attempts to reach the men. His application was unsuccessful.

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unsuccessfully
adverb uk   /ˌʌn.səkˈses.fəl.i/ us   /ˌʌn.səkˈses.fəl.i/
(Definition of unsuccessful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unsuccessful" in American English

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unsuccessfuladjective

us   /ˌʌn·səkˈses·fəl/
not ending in success, or not achieving success: After writing three unsuccessful plays, Miller finally had a hit.
unsuccessfully
adverb us   /ˌʌn·səkˈses·fə·li/
Howard’s been unsuccessfully looking for an affordable apartment.
(Definition of unsuccessful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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