Unhappy Un*hap"py, a. 1. Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs have taken an unhappy turn. [1913 Webster]

2. In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by misconduct. [1913 Webster]

3. Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy day. ``The unhappy morn.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Mischievous; wanton; wicked. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*hap"pi*ly}, adv. -- {Un*hap"pi*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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