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unhappy

adjective
     
un‧hap‧py S3 W3 comparative unhappier, superlative unhappiest
1 not happy:
If you're so unhappy, why don't you change jobs?
Leslie had an unhappy childhood.
an unhappy marriage
2 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.
unhappy with
We were all unhappy with the quality of the service.
3 formal an unhappy remark, situation etc is not suitable, lucky, or desirable:
an unhappy coincidence
unhappily adverb
unhappiness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: sad 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

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