adjective, un·hap·pi·er, un·hap·pi·est.
Origin of unhappy
Examples from the Web for unhappiness
“They wrote each other letters, she talking very engagingly about her life, unhappiness, and sexual desire,” Waters says.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“And there are many people that plan on making their unhappiness known” Tuesday evening.
The low point—points really—involved real people and there was plenty of pain and unhappiness to go around.
But officials rejected the notion that the administration has not made its unhappiness with the Egyptian government clear.Obama’s Partial Aid Suspension Unlikely to Influence Egypt|Josh Rogin|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, Breaking Bad was a show about the pursuit of happiness—and the unhappiness it can cause.'Breaking Bad's' Series Finale Cements Its Status As One of the All-Time Greats|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And in a little while—a very little while—Antony would forget, or sometimes make himself happy with his unhappiness.The Worshipper of the Image|Richard Le Gallienne
This boy was the mate heaven had sent her to repay for years of unhappiness.The Fighting Edge|William MacLeod Raine
I fell in love with her, seduced her, and carried her off to her unhappiness.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He knew he was going home, and the unhappiness of the hideous day dropped from him.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
The unhappiness was the price she paid for her understanding.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
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).