What does unhappy mean?

Definitions for unhappy
ʌnˈhæp iun·hap·py

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unhappy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unhappyadjective

    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"

  2. dysphoric, distressed, unhappyadjective

    generalized feeling of distress

  3. unhappyadjective

    causing discomfort

    "the unhappy truth"

  4. infelicitous, unhappyadjective

    marked by or producing unhappiness

    "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

Wiktionary

  1. unhappyadjective

    Not happy; sad.

  2. unhappyadjective

    Not satisfied; unsatisfied.

  3. unhappyadjective

    Not lucky; unlucky.

  4. unhappyadjective

    Not suitable; unsuitable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unhappyadjective

    not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs have taken an unhappy turn

  2. Unhappyadjective

    in a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by misconduct

  3. Unhappyadjective

    marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy day

  4. Unhappyadjective

    mischievous; wanton; wicked

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unhappy

    un-hap′i, adj. not happy or fortunate: miserable: marked by evil: (Shak.) mischievous, wicked.—adj. Unhapp′ied (Shak.), made unhappy.—adv. Unhapp′ily, in an unhappy or unfortunate manner: (Shak.) censoriously.—n. Unhapp′iness, the state of being unhappy: misfortune: misery: (Shak.) a mischievous prank.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unhappy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4686

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unhappy' in Adjectives Frequency: #618

How to pronounce unhappy?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhappy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhappy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unhappy in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    All I can say is this, I don't know what's going to happen, but I will say this, you're going to have a lot of very unhappy people. And I think, frankly, for the Republicans to disenfranchise all those people because if that happens, they're not voting and the Republicans lose.

  2. Thornton Wilder:

    I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.

  3. Raynor Schein:

    Tears are the rinse water of an unhappy heart.

  4. Trita Parsi:

    The calculation of the Trump team is that will be too politically costly and that will deter the Joe Biden team from even trying, but a lot of Democrats will be unhappy to see Joe Biden not undo this, we're talking about a nuclear deal that prevents Iran from having a nuclear weapon, and you're willing to forgo that just because you don't want to undo some [ sanctions ] designations ?

  5. Dwayne Johnson:

    In my twenties, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming — wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it. But it got to a level also where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the kinds of things I want to do, i was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films. Or bad romantic comedies. I just wasn’t interested in the scripts and I was feeling a bit unhappy with the things that were coming to me. And I was feeling a little bored with the whole thing. I thought, ‘I want a change.’ So, I moved to London.

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