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unhappy

adjective un·hap·py \-ˈha-pē\

: sad, depressed, or disappointed : not happy

: causing or involving feelings of sadness : not pleasant or joyful

: not appropriate or lucky

Full Definition of UNHAPPY

1
:  not fortunate :  unlucky <an unhappy coincidence>
2
:  not cheerful or glad :  sad, wretched
3
a :  causing or subject to misfortune :  inauspicious
b :  infelicitous, inappropriate <an unhappy choice>
un·hap·pi·ness noun

Examples of UNHAPPY

  1. I can see that he's unhappy, but I don't know why.
  2. I've never seen her looking so unhappy.
  3. For three unhappy days we were all stuck in the house because of the blizzard.
  4. an unhappy choice of career
  5. The movie's hero meets an unhappy fate.

First Known Use of UNHAPPY

14th century

Related to UNHAPPY

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, sad, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
UNHAPPY Defined for Kids

unhappy

adjective un·hap·py \ˌən-ˈha-pē\
un·hap·pi·erun·hap·pi·est

Definition of UNHAPPY for Kids

1
:  not cheerful :  sad <an unhappy person>
2
:  not pleased or satisfied <We were unhappy with the hotel room.>
3
:  full of or showing feelings of sadness or misery <an unhappy childhood> <an unhappy face>
4
:  not fortunate :  unlucky <an unhappy coincidence>
5
:  not suitable :  inappropriate <an unhappy choice>
un·hap·pi·ly \-ˈha-pə-lē\ adverb
un·hap·pi·ness \-ˈha-pē-nəs\ noun

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