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Definition of unhappily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    unhappily

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈhæpɪli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈhæpɪli//
     
     
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  1. 1in an unhappy way He sighed unhappily. ‘I’ve made a big mistake,’ she said unhappily.
  2. 2used to say that a particular situation or fact makes you sad or disappointed synonym unfortunately Unhappily, such good luck is rare. His wife, unhappily, died five years ago.
  3. opposite happily
    Word Familyhappy adjective (unhappy)happily adverb (unhappily)happiness noun (unhappiness)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unhappily