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Definition of unhappily adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in an unhappy way He sighed unhappily. “I 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. opposite happily
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unhappily