Definition of unhappiness in English:

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unhappiness

Pronunciation: /ənˈhapēnəs/

noun

1The feeling of not being happy; sadness: I’ve seen too much unhappiness caused by broken marriages
More example sentences
  • Scientology is meant to help clear people of unhappiness.
  • Her approach forced me to think about my contribution to the unhappiness in our home.
  • Jasper was sitting in the back, groaning in unhappiness.
Synonyms
sadness, sorrow, dejection, depression, misery, wretchedness, despondency, despair, desolation, glumness, gloom, gloominess, dolefulness;
melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, malaise, heartache, distress, chagrin, grief, pain, agony, anguish, torment, suffering, tribulation
informal the blues
1.1The feeling of not being satisfied or pleased with a situation: residents expressed their unhappiness at the council’s decision
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  • Moscow has frequently expressed its unhappiness at losing control over the region.
  • Viewers voiced their unhappiness at the upheaval on the company's website.
  • My unhappiness with the curriculum at the Academy deepened day by day.

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Syllabification: un·hap·pi·ness

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