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unhappy

[ uhn-hap-ee ]
/ 蕦n藞h忙p i /
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adjective, un路hap路pi路er, un路hap路pi路est.
sad; miserable; wretched: Why is she so unhappy?
unfortunate; unlucky: an unhappy incident.
unfavorable; inauspicious: an unhappy omen.
infelicitous; unsuitable: an unhappy choice of words.
Archaic. causing trouble; reprehensible; troublesome.
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Origin of unhappy

1250鈥1300; Middle English: causing misfortune, objectionable; see un-1, happy

OTHER WORDS FROM unhappy

un路hap路pi路ly, adverbun路hap路pi路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unhappy

unhappy
/ (蕦n藞h忙p瑟) /

adjective -pier or -piest
not joyful; sad or depressed
unfortunate or wretchedan unhappy fellow
tactless or inappropriatean unhappy remark
archaic unfavourable

Derived forms of unhappy

unhappily, adverbunhappiness, noun
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