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adjective unhappy pronunciation in American English /ʌnˈhæpi/
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adjectiveunhappy
comparativeunhappier
superlativeunhappiest
  1. 1
    feeling sad or upset
    Why are you so unhappy?
    Her father was a desperately unhappy man.
    1. a.
      used about situations and experiences that make people feel unhappy
      an unhappy childhood/memory/relationship
  2. 2
    not satisfied
    unhappy about: People are very unhappy about the high ticket prices.
    unhappy with: I’m unhappy with some of the farming methods being used.
  3. 3
    used about something bad that happens because of bad luck
    an unhappy coincidence
    an unhappy series of events

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unhappily

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unhappiness

 unhappy pronunciation in American English noun [uncountable]

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