unhappy


un·hap·py

adjective \-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

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