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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


2. unhappy generalized feeling of distress

Synonymsdistressed, dysphoric

See alsodejected, unhappy


3. unhappy causing discomfort

SamplesThe unhappy truth.



4. unhappy marked by or producing unhappiness

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




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