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 for unhappy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unhappy \Un*hap"py\, a.
     1. Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs
        have taken an unhappy turn.
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     2. In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad;
        sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by
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     3. Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy
        day. "The unhappy morn." --Milton.
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     4. Mischievous; wanton; wicked. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] -- Un*hap"pi*ly, adv. --
        Un*hap"pi*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or
             discontent; "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" [ant: happy]
      2: generalized feeling of distress [syn: dysphoric,
         distressed, unhappy] [ant: euphoric]
      3: causing discomfort; "the unhappy truth"
      4: marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous
         circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through
         swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series [syn:
         infelicitous, unhappy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  215 Moby Thesaurus words for "unhappy":
     Sad, against, anguished, anxious, awkward, bad, badly off, beefing,
     bellyaching, bitching, black, bleak, blue, bored, bumbling,
     cheerless, clumsy, complaining, complaintful, con, crabbing,
     crabby, cranky, crestfallen, croaking, cursed, dejected,
     depressant, depressed, despondent, dire, disagreeable,
     disappointed, disapprobatory, disapproving, disastrous,
     disconsolate, discontented, disenchanted, disgruntled, disgusted,
     disillusioned, dismal, dispirited, dispiriting, displeased,
     displeasing, dissatisfied, dissenting, distressed, donsie, doomful,
     down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, envious, evil-starred, fatal,
     faultfinding, forlorn, fortuneless, funest, futile, gauche, gloomy,
     glum, graceless, grim, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling,
     grumbling, halting, hapless, heavy-handed, heavyhearted, humorless,
     ill off, ill-advised, ill-chosen, ill-considered, ill-fated,
     ill-omened, ill-seasoned, ill-starred, ill-suited, ill-timed,
     impolitic, improper, in adverse circumstances, in bad humor,
     inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, incongruous,
     inconvenient, indignant, inept, inexpedient, infelicitous,
     infestive, inopportune, intempestive, intrusive, irrelevant,
     joyless, lachrymose, late, long-faced, low, low-spirited, luckless,
     mal a propos, maladroit, malapropos, malcontent, malcontented,
     melancholy, mirthless, miserable, mistimed, murmuring, muttering,
     nauseated, nauseous, off base, ominous, opposed, opposing,
     oppressive, out of humor, out of line, out of luck, out of phase,
     out of place, out of sorts, out of time, peevish, petulant,
     planet-struck, pleasureless, poor, premature, prey to malaise,
     querulant, querulous, rebellious, repelled, resentful, restive,
     restless, revolted, rotten, sad, saddened, short of luck, sickened,
     sorrowful, sorry, sorryish, sour, star-crossed, suffering angst,
     sulky, tearful, too late, too soon, turned-off, unaccepting,
     unaccommodating, unappreciative, unapproving, unbefitting,
     unblessed, uncheerful, uncheery, uncomplimentary, underprivileged,
     undesirable, uneasy, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate,
     unfulfilled, ungratified, unhandy, unjoyful, unlucky, unmeet,
     unmirthful, unpleasant, unprofitable, unpropitious, unprosperous,
     unprovidential, unquiet, unready, unripe, unsatisfied,
     unseasonable, unseemly, unsmiling, unsuitable, unsuited, untimely,
     untoward, unwise, whiny, wooden, wretched, wrong

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