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Definitions and Synonyms of unhappy | Another word for unhappy | What is unhappy?

Definition 1: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unhappy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unhappy 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

(unhappy is similar to ...) very unhappy; full of misery

"he felt depressed and miserable" "a message of hope for suffering humanity" "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

(unhappy is similar to ...) languishing because of love

"strong men behaving like lovesick boys"

(means also ...) not experiencing or inspiring joy

"a joyless man" "a joyless occasion" "joyless evenings"

(means also ...) experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

"sorrowful widows" "a sorrowful tale of death and despair" "sorrowful news" "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"

(means also ...) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

(means also ...) not appropriate in application; defective

"an infelicitous remark" "infelicitous phrasing" "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"

(means also ...) generalized feeling of distress

(means also ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

(means also ...) showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

"saw many discontent faces in the room" "was discontented with his position"

(means also ...) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

(... are attributes of unhappy) state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

(... are attributes of unhappy) emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

Definition 2: generalized feeling of distress - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for unhappy in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

(means also ...) experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

"unhappy 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"

Definition 3: marked by or producing unhappiness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unhappy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • infelicitous circumstances
  • unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes

Synonyms for unhappy in the sense of this definition

(unhappy is similar to ...) not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

"an unfortunate turn of events" "an unfortunate decision" "unfortunate investments" "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

Definition 4: causing discomfort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unhappy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the unhappy truth

(unhappy is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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