unhappily


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Related to unhappily: lamentably

un·hap·py

 (ŭn-hăp′ē)
adj. un·hap·pi·er, un·hap·pi·est
1. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful: unhappy over his friend's departure.
2. Not satisfied; displeased or discontented: unhappy with her raise.
3. Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky: an unhappy development.
4. Not suitable; inappropriate: an unhappy choice of words.

un·hap′pi·ly adv.
un·hap′pi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.unhappily - in an unpleasant wayunhappily - in an unpleasant way; "they were unhappily married"
blithely, gayly, happily, jubilantly, merrily, mirthfully - in a joyous manner; "they shouted happily"
2.unhappily - in an unfortunate way; "sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"
Translations
بِتَعاسَه، بِحُزْنلِسوء الحَظ
naneštěstínešťastně
desværreuheldigvis
sajnálatosan
dapurlegaòví miîur
nešťastne
nesrečno
maalesefmutsuz bir şekildene yazık ki

unhappily

[ʌnˈhæpɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= miserably) → tristemente, con tristeza
he stared unhappily out of the windowmiró tristemente or con tristeza por la ventana
he was unhappily marriedno fue feliz or fue infeliz en su matrimonio
2. (= unfortunately) → lamentablemente; (stronger) → desgraciadamente, por desgracia
unhappily, his plans didn't work out as he had wisheddesgraciadamente or por desgracia, los planes no salieron como había deseado

unhappily

[ʌnˈhæpɪli] adv
(= miserably) → tristement
(= unfortunately) → malheureusement

unhappily

adv (= unfortunately)leider, unglücklicherweise; (= miserably)unglücklich; rather unhappily expressedziemlich unglücklich ausgedrückt; unhappily for youbedauerlicherweise für Sie; unhappily marriedunglücklich verheiratet

unhappily

[ʌnˈhæpɪlɪ] adv (miserably) → tristemente, con aria infelice; (unfortunately) → purtroppo, sfortunatamente
she was unhappily married → non era felice con suo marito

unhappy

(anˈhӕpi) adjective
1. sad or miserable. He had an unhappy childhood.
2. regrettable. He has an unhappy knack of always saying the wrong thing.
unˈhappiness noun
unˈhappily adverb
1. in a sad or miserable way. He stared unhappily at her angry face.
2. unfortunately. Unhappily, I shan't be able to see you tomorrow.
References in classic literature ?
A theatrical friend of mine here, whom I had hoped to interest in our undertaking, proves, unhappily, to be at a crisis in his career.
Hence they are in error who censure Euripides just because he follows this principle in his plays, many of which end unhappily.
He glanced unhappily at one of the pictures on the wall.
I'd like it to end unhappily, because that would be so much more romantic.
Vernon would allow something to my affection for herself and her husband in the length of my visit, she would do more justice to us all; but my sister is unhappily prejudiced beyond the hope of conviction against Lady Susan.
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds-- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains.
Master Blifil answered, "Indeed, uncle, I am very sorry for what I have done; I have been unhappily the occasion of it all.
Everybody was very desirous of seconding the zeal of our fathers, and of sending them the assistance they requested; to which we were the more encouraged, because the emperor's letters informed our provincial that we might easily enter his dominions by the way of Dancala, but unhappily, the secretary wrote Zeila for Dancala, which cost two of our fathers their lives.
Her indifferent state of health unhappily prevents her being in town; and by that means, as I told Lady Catherine one day, has deprived the British court of its brightest ornaments.
You are living here very unhappily, Geoffrey, with your wife.
Many a night he vaguely and unhappily wandered there, when wine had brought no transitory gladness to him; many a dreary daybreak revealed his solitary figure lingering there, and still lingering there when the first beams of the sun brought into strong relief, removed beauties of architecture in spires of churches and lofty buildings, as perhaps the quiet time brought some sense of better things, else forgotten and unattainable, into his mind.
I could not forbear admiring at these odd appearances, both in town and country; and I made bold to desire my conductor, that he would be pleased to explain to me, what could be meant by so many busy heads, hands, and faces, both in the streets and the fields, because I did not discover any good effects they produced; but, on the contrary, I never knew a soil so unhappily cultivated, houses so ill contrived and so ruinous, or a people whose countenances and habit expressed so much misery and want.