un‧hap‧py S3 W3 comparative unhappier, superlative unhappiest
If you're so unhappy, why don't you change jobs?
Leslie had an unhappy childhood.
an unhappy marriage
I was desperately unhappy.
feeling worried or annoyed because you do not like what is happening in a particular situation
unhappy about/at (doing) something
Dennis is unhappy about having to work on a Saturday.
We were all unhappy with the quality of the service.
an unhappy remark, situation etc is not suitable, lucky, or desirable:
an unhappy coincidence
—unhappiness noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: sad
unhappy sad because of the situation you are in
miserable very sad
depressed sad for a long time, and feeling that your life will never get better
gloomy/glum looking sad
down/down in the dumps sad and without much interest in life - usually not in a serious or permanent way
broken-hearted very sad because someone has ended a romantic relationship with you
homesick sad because you are a long way from your home and your friends
➔ See also sad