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unhappy

un·hap·py

unhappy

 
pronunciation:
uhn hae pi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: unhappier, unhappiest
definition 1: not glad or cheerful; sad; full of gloom.
My nephew is unhappy with his new school.
synonyms:
blue, down, gloomy, glum, sad
antonyms:
cheerful
similar words:
dejected, downcast, heavy, low, melancholy, wretched
definition 2: causing results that are not wanted; not fortunate.
He made an unhappy choice of job.
synonyms:
unfortunate, unlucky
antonyms:
happy
similar words:
adverse, regrettable, sad
derivations: unhappily (adv.), unhappiness (n.)
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The word unhappy contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2