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Definition of unhappy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (unhappier, unhappiest)
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  1. 1more unhappy and most unhappy are also common not happy; sad to be/look/seem/sound unhappy an unhappy childhood I didn't realize, but he was deeply unhappy at that time.
  2. 2unhappy (about/at/with something) not pleased or satisfied with something They were unhappy with their hotel room. He was unhappy at being left out of the team. Many people are really unhappy about the way the government has handled this matter.
  3. 3(formal) unfortunate or not suitable an unhappy coincidence It was an unhappy choice of words.
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noun [uncountable]
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