unhappily

adverb un·hap·pi·ly \ ˌən-ˈha-pə-lē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of unhappily

1 : unfortunately 1
  • unhappily, medicine has not yet found a cure
  • —Diana Trilling
2 : in an unhappy manner : without pleasure
  • practiced law unhappily for a few years

Examples of unhappily in a Sentence

  1. They were unhappily married for two years.

  2. an unhappily married couple being counseled by a professional

Recent Examples of unhappily from the Web

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First Known Use of unhappily

14th century


UNHAPPILY Defined for English Language Learners

unhappily

adverb

Definition of unhappily for English Language Learners

  • : without happiness : in an unhappy manner

  • : in a way that is unfortunate or unlucky



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