Definitions for: Unhappy


[adj] generalized feeling of distress
[adj] marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
[adj] 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"
[adj] causing discomfort; "the unhappy truth"



Webster (1913) Definition: Un*hap"py, a.
1. Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs
have taken an unhappy turn.

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

3. Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy
day. ``The unhappy morn.'' --Milton.

4. Mischievous; wanton; wicked. [Obs.] --Shak. --
Un*hap"pi*ly, adv. -- Un*hap"pi*ness, n.

Synonyms: bad, distressed, dysphoric, homesick, infelicitous, lovesick, miserable, nostalgic, sorry, suffering, unfortunate, unpleasant, wretched

Antonyms: euphoric, happy

See Also: cheerless, dejected, discontent(p), discontented, joyless, sad, sorrowful, uncheerful, unhappy

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