Synonyms of unhappy in English:

unhappy


See definition of unhappy

adjective

1‘an unhappy childhood’

SYNONYMS

sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, morose, regretful, broken-hearted, heartbroken, down, downcast, dispirited, downhearted, heavy-hearted, crestfallen, depressed, melancholy, blue, gloomy, glum, mournful, despairing, doleful, forlorn, woebegone, woeful, tearful, long-faced, joyless, cheerless, out of sorts

informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps, fed up, grumpy

rare lachrymose

ANTONYMS

happy, cheerful

2‘in the unhappy event of litigation’

SYNONYMS

unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, hapless, ill-starred, ill-fated, star-crossed, ill-omened, doomed, blighted, wretched, miserable

disadvantageous, adverse

informal jinxed

3‘if you are unhappy with a new hairstyle, complain to your hairdresser while you are still in the salon’

SYNONYMS

dissatisfied, displeased, discontented, disappointed, disgruntled

disapproving of

British informal not best pleased

4‘indeed, ‘disorganized capitalism’ seems an unhappy term for conveying what they are dealing with’

SYNONYMS

inappropriate, unsuitable, inapt, unfortunate

regrettable, ill-chosen, tactless, ill-advised, injudicious

awkward, clumsy