Definition of unhappy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈhapē/

adjective (unhappier, unhappiest)

1Not happy: an unhappy marriage Aunt Millie looked unhappy
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  • Bibliotherapy is making a lot of people rich, but it is making unhappy people happier?
  • I have been fortunate enough to have had more happy hours than unhappy ones.
  • The only difference is that at Christmas we are more aware of how happy or unhappy we are.
1.1 [predicative] (unhappy at/about/with) Not satisfied or pleased with (a situation): many were unhappy about the scale of the cuts
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  • Local activists are very, very unhappy at the way his situation has been handled.
  • The teachers were unhappy about the situation and shared the unease of parents in relation to the matter.
  • It's not that I'm unhappy about the situation, but it does feel a wee bit overwhelming sometimes.
dissatisfied, displeased, discontented, disappointed, disgruntled, angry
informal PO'd
1.2Unfortunate: an unhappy coincidence
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  • At this point it has been a mixture of some vision and some happy and unhappy accidents.
unfortunate, unlucky, luckless;
regrettable, lamentable
informal jinxed
literary star-crossed

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Syllabification: un·hap·py

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