adj. un·hap·pi·er, un·hap·pi·est
1. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful: unhappy over his friend's departure.
2. Not satisfied; displeased or discontented: unhappy with her raise.
3. Not attended by or bringing good fortune; unlucky: an unhappy development.
4. Not suitable; inappropriate: an unhappy choice of words.
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