Antonyms for unhappiness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uhn-hap-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ʌnˈhæp i

Definition of unhappiness

Origin :
  • c.1300, "causing misfortune or trouble (to oneself or others)," from un- (1) "not" + happy. Meaning "unfortunate, unlucky" is recorded from late 14c.; sense of "miserable, wretched" is recorded from late 14c. (originally via misfortune or mishap).
  • noun sorrow
  • noun depression
Example sentences :
  • All very well to say there would be no punishment; their unhappiness was the punishment.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Why should he efface himself, if it meant Sidney's unhappiness?
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But her unhappiness was not because the Padres had been killed.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Can you possibly suppose that I was aware of her unhappiness!
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • Her letter to me admitted her error, and confessed her unhappiness; but there was no remedy.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was you who turned her mind against me, and incited her to unhappiness in the home I had given her.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • The zany was progenitor to the specialist in humor, as we to-day have the unhappiness to know him.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • I think that my unhappiness had as much to do with my father's insistence on the change, as anything.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • In that instant was planted the second germ of unhappiness in Hetty's bosom.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • For the unhappiness of Youth is preferable to the resignation of Age.
  • Extract from : « The Slave Of The Lamp » by Henry Seton Merriman

Synonyms for unhappiness

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