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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.

Unhappiness

 of husbands—Hare, 1939.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-beingunhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
dolefulness - sadness caused by grief or affliction
heaviness - persisting sadness; "nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss"
melancholy - a feeling of thoughtful sadness
misery - a feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"
forlornness, loneliness, desolation - sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
tearfulness, weepiness - sadness expressed by weeping
sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
regret, ruefulness, sorrow, rue - sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
cheerlessness, uncheerfulness - a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
dejectedness, dispiritedness, downheartedness, low-spiritedness, lowness - a feeling of low spirits; "he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits"
2.unhappiness - state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep griefunhappiness - state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
embitterment - the state of being embittered; "the embitterment that resulted from the loss of his job never left him"
sorrowfulness, sadness, sorrow - the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
happiness, felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

unhappiness

noun
1. sadness, depression, misery, gloom, sorrow, melancholy, heartache, despondency, blues, dejection, wretchedness, low spirits There was a lot of unhappiness in my adolescence.
2. discontent, dissatisfaction, displeasure, uneasiness, vexation, discontentment He has signalled his unhappiness with the government's decision.
Quotations
"He felt the loyalty we all feel to unhappiness - the sense that that is where we really belong" [Graham Greene The Heart of the Matter]
"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations" [Edward de Bono]

unhappiness

noun
Translations
تَعاسَه
neštěstí
tristhedutilfredshed
sajnálatos
óhamingja
žalost
mutsuzluk

unhappiness

[ʌnˈhæpɪnɪs] N
1. (= sadness) → desdicha f, tristeza f; (= absence of happiness) → infelicidad f
he sensed her pain and unhappinessnotó su dolor y su desdicha or tristeza
I don't want to cause more unhappiness to you bothno quiero causarles más desdicha a los dos, no quiero ser más motivo de infelicidad para los dos
the unhappiness of their marriage was public knowledgela infelicidad de su matrimonio era del dominio público
2. (= dissatisfaction) → descontento m
they expressed their unhappiness with or over the decisionexpresaron su descontento con respecto a la decisión

unhappiness

[ʌnˈhæpinɪs] ntristesse f, peine f

unhappiness

nTraurigkeit f; (= discontent)Unzufriedenheit f(with mit); this is a source of much unhappiness to medas macht mich ganz unglücklich

unhappiness

[ʌnˈhæpɪnɪs] ninfelicità

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.
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But the movie pulls a reversal on that theme, trying to make a present-day girl's unhappinesses more understandable in the light of a Holocaust-shaded event.