Antonyms for unhappy

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

Definition of unhappy

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).
  • adj sad
  • adj unfortunate, unlucky
Example sentences :
  • And were you as unhappy as you expected to be during this visit?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • But, my daughter, why is it that the commands of Phidias would have made you unhappy?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It was this refusal which made Halbert discontented and unhappy.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • “Alack for the unhappy lads; and alack for those who egged them on,” said the priest.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The unhappy woman, to whom I had specially come, was smitten indeed.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • If he left the room she was restless, unhappy till he came back.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Many a dismal and unhappy tale might be wrought out of its other adventures.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • She is living a most unhappy life, and of course she shadows our lives also.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • All that seemed to be necessary to win K.'s attention was to be unhappy enough.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Love has conquered us, and I—I shall never again be unhappy!
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Synonyms for unhappy

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