Difference between unhappy and unhappily




  1. marked by or producing unhappiness
  2. generalized feeling of distress
  3. causing discomfort
  4. experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent


Canadians were unhappy with so-called intrusive questions, the aggravation of filling it out and even a few were convinced the census was part of a government plot, according to

You've probably guessed that his Mum was the one who died unhappy and unmourned a couple of years back.

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  1. in an unfortunate way
  2. in an unpleasant way


They play urban refugees - an unhappily married man and a coffee-shop girl burdened by her ill father - on the threshold of potential love.

However, even the wisdom of a political boss is not infallible, and despite the succulent graces of the barbecue numbers of the ascetic and jeans-clad elder worthies, though fed to repletion, collogued unhappily together among the ox-teams and canvas-hooded wagons on the slope, commenting sourly on the frivolity of the dance.

Unhappily, we fear that such a consummation is still far distant.

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