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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; gloomy.
synonyms:
blue, down, gloomy, glum, morose, sad
antonyms:
cheerful, happy
similar words:
broken-hearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, dispirited, dolorous, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, heartsick, heavy, low, melancholy, mournful, sorrowful, woeful, wretched
definition 2: characterized by or causing a lack of gladness, cheer, or joy.
an unhappy daythe unhappy news
antonyms:
happy
definition 3: causing unpleasant results; unfortunate.
an unhappy choice
synonyms:
ill-fated, ill-starred, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky
antonyms:
happy
similar words:
adverse, disadvantageous, hapless, inauspicious, infelicitous, inopportune, regrettable, sad
definition 4: not suitable or appropriate.
an unhappy combination of flavors
synonyms:
inappropriate, infelicitous, unsuitable
antonyms:
happy
similar words:
ill-advised, inapt, injudicious, malapropos, unbecoming, unfortunate, unwise
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