Unhappy

  • 1 Unhappy — Un*hap py, a. 1. Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs have taken an unhappy turn. [1913 Webster] 2. In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by misconduct. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unhappy — [adj1] sad bleak, bleeding*, blue*, bummed out*, cheerless, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, destroyed, disconsolate, dismal, dispirited, down*, down and out*, downbeat, downcast, down in the mouth*, dragged, dreary, gloomy, grim,… …

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  • 3 unhappy — index bitter (reproachful), deplorable, despondent, disconsolate, lamentable, lugubrious, pessimistic …

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  • 4 unhappy — c.1300, causing misfortune or trouble (to oneself or others), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + HAPPY (Cf. happy). Meaning unfortunate, unlucky is recorded from late 14c.; sense of miserable, wretched is recorded from late 14c. (originally via… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 unhappy — infelicitous, inapt, unsuitable, improper, inappropriate, unfitting, *unfit Analogous words: inept, maladroit, gauche, *awkward Antonyms: happy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 unhappy — ► ADJECTIVE (unhappier, unhappiest) 1) not happy. 2) unfortunate. DERIVATIVES unhappily adverb unhappiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 unhappy — [unhap′ē] adj. unhappier, unhappiest 1. unlucky; unfortunate 2. sad; wretched; sorrowful 3. not suitable or apt; ill chosen 4. Obs. evil; reprehensible unhappily adv. unhappiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 unhappy — adj. 1) unhappy about, at, over; in; with (she was unhappy about/at/over the news) 2) unhappy to + inf. (she was unhappy to learn the news) 3) unhappy that + clause (we are unhappy that you cannot visit us) * * * [ʌn hæpɪ] at in over with (she… …

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  • 9 unhappy — [[t]ʌnhæ̱pi[/t]] ♦♦♦ unhappier, unhappiest 1) ADJ GRADED If you are unhappy, you are sad and depressed. Her marriage is in trouble and she is desperately unhappy... He was a shy, sometimes unhappy man... I thought of my father s unhappy boyhood.… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 unhappy */*/ — UK [ʌnˈhæpɪ] / US adjective Word forms unhappy : adjective unhappy comparative unhappier superlative unhappiest 1) a) feeling sad or upset Why are you so unhappy? Her father was a desperately unhappy man. b) used about situations and experiences… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 unhappy — un|hap|py W3S3 [ʌnˈhæpi] adj comparative unhappier superlative unhappiest 1.) not happy ▪ If you re so unhappy, why don t you change jobs? ▪ Leslie had an unhappy childhood. ▪ an unhappy marriage ▪ I was desperately unhappy . 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 unhappy — un|hap|py [ ʌn hæpi ] adjective ** 1. ) feeling sad or upset: Why are you so unhappy? Her father was a desperately unhappy man. a ) used about situations and experiences that make people feel unhappy: an unhappy childhood/memory/relationship 2. ) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 unhappy — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, grow ▪ She grew more unhappy as the years went by …

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  • 14 unhappy — adjective unhappier, unhappiest 1 not happy: If you re so unhappy, why don t you change jobs? 2 feeling worried or annoyed because you do not like what is happening in a situation (+ about): We were unhappy about the press reports of the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 unhappy — unhappily, adv. unhappiness, n. /un hap ee/, adj., unhappier, unhappiest. 1. sad; miserable; wretched: Why is she so unhappy? 2. unfortunate; unlucky: an unhappy incident. 3. unfavorable; inauspicious: an unhappy omen. 4. infelicitous; unsuitable …

    Universalium

  • 16 unhappy — adjective 1) the unhappy boy cried all night Syn: sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, morose, broken hearted, heartbroken, hurting, down, downcast, dispirited, downhearted, depressed, melancholy, m …

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  • 17 unhappy — adjective 1) why are you looking so unhappy? Syn: sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, morose, heartbroken, down, dispirited, downhearted, depressed, melancholy, mournful, gloomy, glum; informal down …

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  • 18 unhappy*/*/ — [ʌnˈhæpi] adj 1) feeling sad or upset, or making someone feel sad or upset Why are you so unhappy?[/ex] an unhappy childhood/memory[/ex] 2) not satisfied People are very unhappy about the high ticket prices.[/ex] unhappily adv unhappiness noun… …

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  • 19 unhappy — adjective Date: 14th century 1. not fortunate ; unlucky < an unhappy coincidence > 2. not cheerful or glad ; sad, wretched 3. a. causing or subject to misfortune ; inauspicious b …

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  • 20 unhappy — un•hap•py [[t]ʌnˈhæp i[/t]] adj. pi•er, pi•est 1) sad; miserable; wretched 2) unfortunate; unlucky 3) unfavorable; inauspicious: an unhappy omen[/ex] 4) infelicitous; unsuitable: an unhappy choice of words[/ex] • Etymology: 1250–1300 un•hap′pi•ly …

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