adjective, un·hap·pi·er, un·hap·pi·est.
Origin of unhappy
Examples from the Web for unhappy
They are mean, unhappy and inspired only by their fatal selfishness.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jackson had several notable confrontations with cadets who were unhappy with him or who felt he had been unjust.
Finally came the day she told her parents she was too unhappy to return.
Yes, the stock market is booming but overwhelmingly Americans are unhappy with their economic situation—and for good reason.
Bethany Mandel, a former editor at the conservative Commentary, first pointed out this unhappy coincidence on Twitter.Klutzy Conservative Jewish Outreach at the Values Voter Summit|Ben Jacobs|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her father was uneasy about her; he feared she was either ill or unhappy, and consulted his sensible old mother.The Gold that Glitters|Emily Sarah Holt
To tell the truth, poor Carry, being so unhappy, did not take pains to conciliate her neighbours.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Besides, I should have gone to that unhappy man all the same as I thought him in danger of death.'Abbe Mouret's Transgression|Emile Zola
Accordingly he wasn't nearly as unhappy as he thought he was; not, at any rate, till the moment came for going solitary to bed.Vera|Elisabeth von Arnim
I began to think that these unhappy creatures also could be helped.What Shall We Do?|Leo Tolstoy
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).