Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful.
  • adjective Not satisfied; displeased or discontented.
  • adjective Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky.
  • adjective Not suitable; inappropriate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make unhappy.
  • Not happy
  • Marked by or associated with ill fortune, infelicity, or mishap; inauspicious; ill-omened; calamitous; evil; lamentable.
  • Not felicitous; not well suited or appropriate; not apt.
  • Not having good hap, fortune, or luck; unfortunate; unlucky.
  • Full of tricks; mischievous; tricksy.
  • Synonyms Downcast, cheerless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky.
  • adjective In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful.
  • adjective Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous.
  • adjective obsolete Mischievous; wanton; wicked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not happy; sad.
  • adjective Not satisfied; unsatisfied.
  • adjective Not lucky; unlucky.
  • adjective Not suitable; unsuitable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by or producing unhappiness
  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
  • adjective causing discomfort

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Examples

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  • He was never what we call unhappy, but full of inward joy, which he bequeathed to his disciples in that sublimest of all prayers, 'that they might have his joy fulfilled in themselves.'

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  • "Did he report you truly, to have used the English word 'unhappy'?"

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  • The results showed that the women in unhappy relationships and the women who remained emotionally hung up on their ex-husbands had decidedly weaker immune responses than the women who were in happier relationships (or were happily out of them).

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  • I hate being unhappy.

    October 15, 2009