Synonyms for successfulsəkˈsɛs fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. successful(adj)

    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

    sunk, hitless, frustrated, no-win, ruined, goalless, washed-up, unrewarded, down-and-out, attempted, foiled, disappointed, self-defeating, winless, unfulfilled, out(a), unsuccessful, discomfited, undone, done for(p), unrealized, empty-handed, scoreless, unplaced, defeated, thwarted, unrealised


  1. successful(adjective)

    efficacious, profitable, effective, accomplished, fruitful, rewarding

    failed, unsuccessful

  2. successful(adjective)

    Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy

    profitable, effective, rewarding, fruitful, accomplished, efficacious

    failed, unsuccessful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. successful

    A man is successful in any case if he achieves or gains what he seeks; he is known as a successful man if he has achieved or gained worthy objects of endeavor; he is fortunate or lucky if advantages have come to him without or beyond his direct planning or achieving. Lucky is the more common and colloquial, fortunate the more elegant word; fortunate is more naturally applied to the graver matters, as we speak of the fortunate, rather than the lucky, issue of a great battle; lucky more strongly emphasizes the element of chance, as when we speak of a lucky hit, a lucky guess, or of one as "born under a lucky star." Favored is used in a religious sense, implying that one is the object of divine favor. Happy, in this connection, signifies possessed of the means of happiness. One is said to be happy or prosperous whether his prosperity be the result of fortune or of achievement; prospered rather denotes the action of a superintending Providence.

    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous

    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, woful, wretched

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. successful(a.)

    prosperous, fortunate, lucky, auspicious, felicitous

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