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Synonyms for unhappy
ʌnˈhæp iun·hap·py

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  1. unhappyadjective

    delighted, happy, joyous, exuberant, glad, joyful

  2. unhappyadjective

    delighted, joyful, glad, exuberant, joyous, happy

  3. unhappyadjective

    delighted, happy, glad, exuberant, joyous, joyful

  4. unhappyadjective

    joyous, glad, happy, joyful, exuberant, delighted

  5. unhappyadjective

    joyful, glad, exuberant, delighted, happy, joyous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unhappy

    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unlucky, woful, wretched

    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous, successful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unhappy

    miserable, wretched, distressed, afflicted, painful, disastrous, drear, dismal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unhappyadjective

    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"

    distressed, dysphoric, infelicitous

    halcyon, happy, golden, blissful, fortunate, bright, laughing(a), blessed, pleasant, prosperous, riant

  2. dysphoric, distressed, unhappyadjective

    generalized feeling of distress

    worried, disquieted, in a bad way(p), disturbed, distressed, infelicitous, hard-pressed, dysphoric, hard put, stressed, upset

    halcyon, prosperous, bright, blessed, blissful, golden, happy, fortunate, riant, laughing(a), pleasant

  3. unhappyadjective

    causing discomfort

    "the unhappy truth"

    distressed, dysphoric, infelicitous

    riant, blissful, bright, laughing(a), pleasant, blessed, prosperous, halcyon, fortunate, golden, happy

  4. infelicitous, unhappyadjective

    marked by or producing unhappiness

    "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

    distressed, infelicitous, dysphoric

    bright, blissful, halcyon, happy, riant, fortunate, blessed, golden, laughing(a), prosperous, pleasant

Editors Contribution

  1. unmirthful

    not mirthful or happy, by adding the prefix "un" it becomes synonym for unhappy.

    i had been unmirthful in the past, because of my depression, but now i'm perfectly fine and therefore much more mirthful than i used to be.

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unhappyadjective

    wretched, miserable, distressed, afflicted

  2. unhappyadjective

    grievous, disastrous, calamitous, sore, severe, hard, trying, painful, unfortunate, unlucky, unpropitious, sad, afflicting, afflictive, distressing, deplorable, dire

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How to use unhappy in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Nobody can make you happy or unhappy except you.

  2. Joseph Roux:

    When unhappy, one doubts everything when happy, one doubts nothing.

  3. Tony La Russa:

    I hear it with one ear, and I see it with one eye. I just know I appreciate (that) they want us to win. And, when we don’t win, they’re unhappy.

  4. Sheetal Agarwal:

    If staying at home we can be so unhappy or so sad and stressed, then their level of stress (must) be very high, i don't think I am very scared catching the infection, I am more scared of: 'What if I am not able to make them laugh?'.

  5. Ben Carson:

    I don't think it's useful to divulge that because they would be certainly unhappy if I did.

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