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English adjective: unhappy

1. unhappy experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent


SamplesUnhappy over her departure.
Unhappy with her raise.
After the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence.
Had an unhappy time at school.
The unhappy (or sad) news.
He looks so sad.


Similarlovesick, miserable, suffering, wretched


See alsocheerless, dejected, depressing, discontent, discontented, distressed, dysphoric, infelicitous, joyless, sad, sorrowful, uncheerful, unhappy


Attributefelicity, happiness, happiness


Antonymshappy

2. unhappy generalized feeling of distress


Synonymsdistressed, dysphoric


See alsodejected, unhappy


Antonymseuphoric

3. unhappy causing discomfort


SamplesThe unhappy truth.


Similarunpleasant


Antonymspleasant

4. unhappy marked by or producing unhappiness


SamplesInfelicitous circumstances.
Unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes.


Synonymsinfelicitous


Similarunfortunate


Antonymsfortunate









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