adverb \ˌən-ˈha-pə-lē\

: without happiness : in an unhappy manner

: in a way that is unfortunate or unlucky

Full Definition of UNHAPPILY

:  unfortunately 2 <unhappily, medicine has not yet found a cure — Diana Trilling>
:  in an unhappy manner :  without pleasure <practiced law unhappily for a few years>

Examples of UNHAPPILY

  1. They were unhappily married for two years.
  2. <an unhappily married couple being counseled by a professional>

First Known Use of UNHAPPILY

14th century


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