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Definition of the noun unhappiness

What does unhappiness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: unhappinesses

  1. emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
  2. state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief

Alternative definition of the noun unhappiness


  1. The feeling of not being happy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Unhappiness

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Google previewA Journey Towards Greater Happiness (2014)

by Venkatachala I. Sreenivas, M.D.

Unhappiness is an intruder and it intrudes as a penalty we have to pay for transgressing the law of creation.

Unhappiness is the penalty we pay for transgressing the law that the whole of the creation is an integrated, interrelated organic ...

Google previewThe Globalization Reader (2014)

by Frank J. Lechner, John Boli

be thought: “Unhappiness is the greatest leveller.” This thought chimes with Ang's argument that it is the melodramatic nature of the narrative and its appeal to the “tragic structure of feeling”, rather than its glimpses of consumer capitalism at ...

Google previewLearning ACT (2007)

An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills-Training Manual for Therapists by Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, Robyn Walser

From an ACT point of view, the primary source of psychopathology and human unhappiness is the way language and cognition interact with the circumstances of our lives to produce an inability to persist or to make changes that are in the ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

luck had played out at last could possibly look —Howard Frank Mosher Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact— Bertrand Russell Unhappiness burns like leaves —F. D. Reeve Unhappiness inhabited ...

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

causing unhappiness or dejection. gloomy, grave, bleak, black, melancholy, synonyms dismal, sad, unhappy, ...

Google previewOxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

causing unhappiness or dejection. synonyms dismal, sad, unhappy, somber, gloomy, dreary,grim, grave, bleak, ...

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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. (Don Marquis)
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Scrabble value of U1N1H4A1P3P3I1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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