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"unhappy" in British English

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unhappyadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈhæp.i/
A2 sad or not ​satisfied: That's enough to make anyone unhappy. an unhappy ​marriage I was very unhappy with the ​service.

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unhappily
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
unhappiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of unhappy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unhappyadjective

 us   /ʌnˈhæp·i/
  • unhappy adjective (NOT PLEASED)

not ​feelingpleasure or ​satisfaction: It was an unhappy ​time of her ​life. They were unhappy about ​theirhotelroom (= did not like it) and ​asked to be moved.
  • unhappy adjective (NOT LUCKY)

(of a ​condition or ​situation) not lucky: We ​found ourselves in the unhappy ​situation of having had ​ourbags, ​passports, and ​moneystolen.
unhappiness
noun [U]  us   /ʌnˈhæp·i·nəs/
(Definition of unhappy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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