Synonyms for unhappy

Synonyms for (adjective) unhappy

Synonyms: unhappy, infelicitous

Definition: marked by or producing unhappiness

Usage: infelicitous circumstances; unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes- American Guide Series

Similar words: unfortunate

Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned


Synonyms: unhappy

Definition: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

Usage: unhappy over her departure; unhappy with her raise; after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence; had an unhappy time at school; the unhappy (or sad) news; he looks so sad

Similar words: lovesick

Definition: languishing because of love

Usage: strong men behaving like lovesick boys


Similar words: wretched, miserable, suffering

Definition: very unhappy; full of misery

Usage: he felt depressed and miserable; a message of hope for suffering humanity; wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages


Synonyms: unhappy

Definition: causing discomfort

Usage: the unhappy truth

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors