What does unhappy mean?

Definitions for unhappy
ʌnˈhæp iun·hap·py

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unhappyadjective

    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.

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

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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. Deba Mohanty:

    It's a really tricky situation in which the supplier is unhappy, the bureaucrats are unhappy and the end user is disappointed.

  2. Courtesy Annahita Parsan:

    I was so angry, I was so unhappy. But she came back the next day with a small Bible, so this time I asked Jesus to help me.

  3. Heo Young-sook:

    These institutional conditions have the effect of strengthening the power of South Korea spouses, even when there are problems, migrant women feel that they should maintain their unhappy marriage because of these institutional issues.

  4. AiR:

    Every day has 1440 minutes. Each minute is an opportunity to rejoice or be unhappy, to value life or to waste it, to make a difference or just exist.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

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