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unhappy (experiencing, marked, causing)

Definition:

experiencing, or marked by, or causing, sadness, sorrow, or discontent

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

unhappiness

Comparatives:

unhappier | more unhappy

Superlatives:

unhappiest | most unhappy

Similar to:

lovesick | miserable

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Described by:

happiness | happiness

Usage examples:

  • 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 unhappy

Etymology:

"causing misfortune or trouble (to oneself or others)," from "un-" (1) "not" + ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of unhappy...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Depression (mood)

a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless... (37 of 3022 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Depression (mood)

Collins Dictionary:

unhappy | unfavourable [synonym, sense-specific] | unhappily [adverb, derived]

not joyful; sad or depressed | unfortunate or wretched | tactless or inappropriate | [archaic] unfavourable (13 of 450 words, 4 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unhappy

Merriam-Webster:

unhappy | unlucky [synonym, sense-specific] | sad [synonym, sense-specific] | wretched [synonym, sense-specific] | inauspicious [synonym, sense-specific] | inappropriate [synonym, sense-specific] | infelicitous [synonym, sense-specific] | bad [synonym, sense-specific] | blue [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

not fortunate; "unlucky" | not cheerful or glad; "sad", "wretched" | causing or subject to misfortune; "inauspicious" ; "infelicitous", ... (17 of 290 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unhappy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative] | unhappily [adverb, related] | unhappiness [noun, uncountable, related]

feeling sad or upset ; used about situations and experiences that make people feel unhappy | not satisfied | used about something bad that happens ... (23 of 90 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unhappy

Oxford Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative] | unhappy at/about/with | unfortunate [synonym, sense-specific]

not happy | ("unhappy at/about/with") : not satisfied or pleased with (a situation) | unfortunate (13 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unhappy

American Heritage Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative] | unhappily [adverb, related] | unhappiness [noun, related]

Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful | Not satisfied; displeased or discontented | Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky. | Not suitable; ... (22 of 45 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unhappy

Random House Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative]

sad; miserable; wretched. | unfortunate; unlucky. | unfavorable; inauspicious. | infelicitous; unsuitable. | [archaic] causing trouble; reprehensible; ... (13 of 41 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unhappy

Cambridge Dictionary:

unhappy | (down) in the dumps | down in the dumps | joyless | low | unhappily [adverb, derived] | unhappiness [noun, derived]

sad or not satisfied (4 of 29 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unhappy

Wiktionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative] | happy [antonym, sense-specific] | glad [antonym, sense-specific] | delighted [antonym, sense-specific] | exuberant [antonym, sense-specific] | joyous [antonym, sense-specific] | joyful [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

Not happy; sad. | Not satisfied; unsatisfied. | Not lucky; unlucky. | Not suitable; unsuitable. (12 of 21 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unhappy

New World Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative] | unhappily [adverb, related] | unhappiness [noun, related]

unlucky; unfortunate | sad; wretched; sorrowful | not suitable or apt; ill-chosen | [obsolete] evil; reprehensible (13 of 19 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unhappy

Encarta Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative] | unhappiness [noun, derived]

not cheerful or joyful | not pleased or satisfied with somebody or something | not bringing good luck | done without proper thought or inappropriate ... (22 of 53 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707993​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

unhappy

First use: about 1300

Origin: "causing misfortune or trouble (to oneself or others)," from "un-" (1) "not" + "happy". Meaning "unfortunate, unlucky" is recorded from late 14th ... (24 of 39 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=unhappy

Audio references

Wiktionary:

unhappy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unhappy"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unhappy

Collins Dictionary:

unhappy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unhappy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unhappy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unhappy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/unhappy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unhappy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unhappy

Cambridge Dictionary:

unhappy

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "unhappy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "unhappy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unhappy

the Free Dictionary:

unhappy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unhappy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unhappy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "unhappy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/unhappy

Google Dictionary:

unhappy | unhappier [comparative] | unhappiest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "unhappy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=unhappy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unhappy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unhappy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unhapp​02 word=unhappy

YourDictionary Audio:

unhappy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unhappy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unhappy

freedictionary.org:

unhappy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unhappy" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=unhappy

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