unhappily

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adverb un·hap·pi·ly \ˌən-ˈha-pə-lē\

Definition of unhappily

  1. 1 :  unfortunately 2 unhappily, medicine has not yet found a cure — Diana Trilling

  2. 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

First Known Use of unhappily

14th century


UNHAPPILY Defined for English Language Learners

unhappily

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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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