• IPA: /ʌnˈhæpi/

unhappy (comparative unhappier, superlative unhappiest)

  1. Not happy; sad.
    • , John Gay, The Beggar's Opera
      A moment of time may make us unhappy forever.
  2. Not satisfied; unsatisfied.
    An unhappy customer is unlikely to return to your shop.
  3. (mostly, dated) Not lucky; unlucky.
    The doomed lovers must have been born under an unhappy star.
  4. (mostly, dated) Not suitable; unsuitable.
    • The people, if they are not strangely bent
      Against our welfare, never will consent
      To this unhappy match, foreboding ill:
      What's it to us, if th' adverse nation will?
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unhappy (plural unhappies)

  1. An individual who is not happy.
    • 1972, The New Yorker (volume 48, part 1, page 109)
      Leduc, as is true of many other unhappies, is largely a confessional writer: her subject is herself, and her gift is a driving, vivacious power that turns her incurable, inveterate unhappiness into a series of dramas […]

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