adjective, un·hap·pi·er, un·hap·pi·est.
Origin of unhappy
Examples from the Web for unhappily
Unhappily I was right: Mitt Romney could—and did—win the first debate.
For a writer of talent, your letter is so unhappily composed.
The latter demanded half an hour to consider, which Mr. O'Brien unhappily granted.The Felon's Track|Michael Doheny
But unhappily the present advanced stage of social organisation has considerably impaired the relation.The Hindoos as they Are|Shib Chunder Bose
I retained this copy until a few years ago, when, unhappily, it was destroyed.
"Unhappily, I have so much time for practice these days," and he lit a cigarette.With Haig on the Somme|D. H. Parry
Unhappily, the Assembly is not providing a Constitution for contemporary Frenchmen, but for abstract beings.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
adjective -pier or -piest
c.1300, "causing misfortune or trouble (to oneself or others)," from un- (1) "not" + happy. Meaning "unfortunate, unlucky" is recorded from late 14c.; sense of "miserable, wretched" is recorded from late 14c. (originally via misfortune or mishap).