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Definition of the noun unhappiness
What does unhappiness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: unhappinesses
- emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
- lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
- synonym of unhappiness: sadness
- more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
- more specific words:
- dolefulness = sadness caused by grief or affliction
- heaviness = persisting sadness
- melancholy = a feeling of thoughtful sadness
- misery = a feeling of intense unhappiness
- forlornness / desolation / loneliness = sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
- tearfulness / weepiness = sadness expressed by weeping
- sorrow = an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
- ruefulness / regret / sorrow / rue = sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
- uncheerfulness / cheerlessness = a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness
- depression = sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
- low-spiritedness / downheartedness / dispiritedness / dejectedness / lowness = a feeling of low spirits
- state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
Alternative definition of the noun unhappiness
- The feeling of not being happy
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Unhappiness
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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 ...
The 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 ...
Learning 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 ...
Similes 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 ...
by Oxford University Press
causing unhappiness or dejection. gloomy, grave, bleak, black, melancholy, synonyms dismal, sad, unhappy, ...
by Oxford University Press
causing unhappiness or dejection. synonyms dismal, sad, unhappy, somber, gloomy, dreary,grim, grave, bleak, ...
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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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