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Synonyms for unhappy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unhappy(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    distressed, dysphoric, infelicitous

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

  2. dysphoric, distressed, unhappy(adj)

    generalized feeling of distress

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

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

  3. unhappy(adj)

    causing discomfort

    "the unhappy truth"

    Synonyms:
    distressed, dysphoric, infelicitous

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

  4. infelicitous, unhappy(adj)

    marked by or producing unhappiness

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

    Synonyms:
    distressed, infelicitous, dysphoric

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

Wiktionary

  1. unhappy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    joyful, delighted, happy, joyous, exuberant, glad

  2. unhappy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    delighted, joyful, glad, exuberant, joyous, happy

  3. unhappy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    joyous, exuberant, glad, joyful, delighted, happy

  4. unhappy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    delighted, exuberant, joyful, happy, glad, joyous

  5. unhappy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    joyful, glad, exuberant, delighted, happy, joyous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unhappy

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unhappy

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

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. unhappy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wretched, miserable, distressed, afflicted

  2. unhappy(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unhappy(a)

    Synonyms:
    infelicitous, unfortunate, miserable, wretched, sad, sorrowful, disconsolate, woeful, distressed, heart-sick, mournful, lugubrious, deplorable, calamitous, distressing, grievous, inauspicious, unpropitious, malign

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2535broken
#5071sad
#7488fallen
#7759disturbed
#8343worried
#9372painful
#9423upset
#9704disappointed
#10895stressed
#12840unfortunate
#14263crushed
#14572unhappy
#17102miserable
#18616unpleasant
#19943distressed
#20952dissatisfied
#22839disastrous
#28539dismal
#28700afflicted
#30945wretched
#32663unlucky
#37514disgruntled
#43288hapless
#58010displeased
#64070disaffected
#94684discontented
#119598dysphoric
#169244drear
#226799disquieted

How to use unhappy in a sentence?

  1. Doug Ducey:

    We did take some further steps, we were in the unhappy but responsible position of dispersing large crowds, so bars and nightclubs and gyms all closed temporarily.

  2. Braam Hanekom:

    He is walking into a very angry, unhappy environment because he has chosen to walk with Woolworths.

  3. Emily Lau:

    The situation here is pretty grim ... it's not just the pro-democracy camp, but the business community, the professional people, the grassroots people, they are all deeply unhappy, dissatisfied, frustrated and some feel hopeless.

  4. Blaise Pascal:

    There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    When one's ill or unhappy, one needs something outside oneself to hold one up. It is a good thing, I think, when one has been knocked out of one's balance . to have some external job or duty to hang on to.


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