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