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Meaning of UNHAPPY

Pronunciation:  un'hapee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  generalized feeling of distress
  2. [adj]  marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  causing discomfort; "the unhappy truth"

UNHAPPY is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: bad, distressed, dysphoric, homesick, infelicitous, lovesick, miserable, nostalgic, sorry, suffering, unfortunate, unpleasant, wretched
 Antonyms: euphoric, happy
 See Also: cheerless, dejected, discontent(p), discontented, joyless, sad, sorrowful, uncheerful, unhappy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Un*hap"py\, a.
1. Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs
   have taken an unhappy turn.

2. In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad;
   sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by

3. Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy
   day. ``The unhappy morn.'' --Milton.

4. Mischievous; wanton; wicked. [Obs.] --Shak. --
   {Un*hap"pi*ly}, adv. -- {Un*hap"pi*ness}, n.