[ UK /ʌnhˈæpi/ ]
[ US /ənˈhæpi/ ]
  1. marked by or producing unhappiness
    unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes
    infelicitous circumstances
  2. generalized feeling of distress
  3. causing discomfort
    the unhappy truth
  4. experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    had an unhappy time at school
    he looks so sad
    unhappy with her raise
    unhappy over her departure
    the unhappy (or sad) news
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How To Use unhappy In A Sentence

  • the unhappy truth
  • She got married when she was twenty and had two children but was increasingly unhappy about the political situation in Southern Rhodesia, particularly the racism of the white ruling class.
  • She was unhappy there, but loath to leave the security of a job and new friends. Times, Sunday Times
  • I slowly sat up and faced my venomous brother and Will who seemed very unhappy.
  • Some are unhappy at the possibility of a highly geared offer that could damage the value of their investments.
  • To worry about tomorrow is to be unhappy today. 
  • Did he report you truly, to have used the English word 'unhappy'? The Old Helmet
  • A study of long-term coupling in which the partners were unhappy, showed that women more than men were likely to suffer from high blood pressure and obesity. Diana Kirschner: Is Marriage Toxic to Women? Musings on Valentine's Day
  • 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 Thestar.com - Home Page
  • The will, probated in Sweden, survived the predictable contest from unhappy relatives, but there were other problems.
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