Definitions for unhappy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word unhappy.
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"
dysphoric, distressed, unhappyadjective
generalized feeling of distress
"the unhappy truth"
marked by or producing unhappiness
"infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
Not happy; sad.
Not satisfied; unsatisfied.
Not lucky; unlucky.
Not suitable; unsuitable.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Wretched; miserable; unfortunate; calamitous; distressed.
Desire of wand’ring this unhappy morn. John Milton.
You know not, while you here attend,
Th’ unworthy fate of your unhappy friend:
Breathless he lies, and his unbury’d ghost
Depriv’d of funeral rites. Dryden.
Unhappy refers to a state of being saddened, discontented, or dissatisfied. It typically results from unfortunate circumstances, unpleasant experiences or a general negative mental or emotional state. It is the opposite of feeling joyful, content or satisfied.
not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs have taken an unhappy turn
in a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by misconduct
marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy day
mischievous; wanton; wicked
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unhappy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4686
Rank popularity for the word 'unhappy' in Adjectives Frequency: #618
The numerical value of unhappy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of unhappy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We knew that voters were unhappy with the way that the Conservatives had handled Brexit but looks as though they are also unhappy with Labour's response to the government's position on Brexit.
It's a really tricky situation in which the supplier is unhappy, the bureaucrats are unhappy and the end user is disappointed.
Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
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Translations for unhappy
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- infeliçCatalan, Valencian
- malheureux, triste, mécontentFrench
- դժգոհ, դժբախտArmenian
- غمجن, خپه, خواشينیPashto, Pushto
- infeliz, tristePortuguese
- несча́стный, неподходя́щий, несчастли́вый, недово́льный, неудовлетворённый, неуда́чный, гру́стный, печа́льныйRussian
- несретан, nesretanSerbo-Croatian
- üzgün, mutsuzTurkish
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