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Definition of the adjective unhappy
What does unhappy mean as an attribute of a noun?
Unhappy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: more unhappy / unhappier | most unhappy / unhappiest
- experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
- examples: unhappy over her departure | unhappy with her raise | after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence | had an unhappy time at school | the unhappy (or sad) news
- antonym: happy
- similar: lovesick; miserable / suffering / wretched
- see also: cheerless / depressing / uncheerful; discontent / discontented; dejected; distressed / dysphoric; infelicitous; sad; sorrowful; joyless
- generalized feeling of distress
- causing discomfort
- example: the unhappy truth
- similar: unpleasant
- marked by or producing unhappiness
Alternative definition of the adjective unhappy
- Not happy; sad.
- antonym: happy
- Not satisfied; unsatisfied.
- antonym: glad
- Not lucky; unlucky.
- antonym: delighted
- Not suitable; unsuitable.
- antonym: exuberant
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Explained in English by Frederic Baraga
Unhappy. Unglue; it unglues, pakwaxika, pakwatchikiipayishkamayad. Unhappiness, kitimâyixiwin, ко - ...
by Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein
poor, miserable, wretched, unhappy. (Ger. arm.) earm-beag, st. m. arm -ring,bracelet. earm-cearig, adj. miserable, full of sorrows. earme, adj. miserably, badly. earm-hread, st. f. arm-ornament. earming, st. m. miserable, unhappy ...
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Offering happy food while having a serious discussion.
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- Unhappy spill
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- Unhappy Mask
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- Woof Unhappy
17" of stitched incisions, 3 fatty tumors removed from his right groin & the inside of his right rear leg.
(the biggest was 1.5 pounds, next was orange-sized, the third golf-ball sized.) Doing fine!
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- Mom and Unhappy Camper
Mother helping her son through an unhappy moment.
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- UNHAPPY CAR!
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- Unhappy owl
Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) , Brasilia, Brasil
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Video shows what unhappy means. Not happy; sad.. Not satisfied; unsatisfied.. Not lucky; unlucky.. Unhappy Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
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Scrabble value of U1N1H4A1P3P3Y4
The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of UNHAPPY
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