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2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Unhappy \Un*hap"py\, adjective

1. Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs have taken an unhappy turn.

2. In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by misconduct.

3. Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy day. "The unhappy morn." --Milton.

4. Mischievous; wanton; wicked. [Obs.] --Shak. -- {Un*hap"pi*ly}, adverb -- {Un*hap"pi*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "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"; "he looks so sad" [ant: {happy}]

2: generalized feeling of distress [syn: {dysphoric}, {distressed}, {unhappy}] [ant: {euphoric}]

3: causing discomfort; "the unhappy truth"

4: marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series [syn: {infelicitous}, {unhappy}]