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Definition of "unhappy" []

  • Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful: unhappy over his friend's departure. (adjective)
  • Not satisfied; displeased or discontented: unhappy with her raise. (adjective)
  • Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky. (adjective)
  • Not suitable; inappropriate: an unhappy choice of words. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unhappy" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H2) on 6/20/08: Another 'unhappy birthday' for Aung San Suu Kyi yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Another \'unhappy birthday\' for Aung San Suu Kyi '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Remarks on Aung San Suu Kyi\'s birthday and comments on the opposition\'s activities of Burma. '"
  • "LESSON I spokes'man, _one who speaks for others_. cho'rus, _a number of speakers or singers_. apt, _likely; ready_. folks, _people; family_. mis'er a ble, _very unhappy; very poor_. lone'some, _without friends; lonely_. score, _twenty_. wretch'ed, _unhappy; very sad_."
  • "He was never what we call unhappy, but full of inward joy, which he bequeathed to his disciples in that sublimest of all prayers, 'that they might have his joy fulfilled in themselves.'"