unhappy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “unhappy” in the English Dictionary

"unhappy" in British English

See all translations

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.
More examples
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)

"unhappy" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of unhappy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day