A feeling of being sad or discontent is unhappiness. Your unhappiness about having to get up early on Monday morning might fade a little when you realize there are pancakes for breakfast.

The noun unhappiness is all about a state of being unhappy or, in other words, a lack of happiness. This can mean a feeling of deep sorrow, like your unhappiness when your beloved pet turtle dies. It can also mean dissatisfaction or displeasure: "Our teacher did not appreciate our practical joke. His unhappiness was clear when he made us all stay after school to clean up the shaving cream."

Definitions of unhappiness

n state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief

felicity, happiness
state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
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the state of being embittered
sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness
the state of being sad
bereavement, mourning
state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
poignance, poignancy
a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
Type of:
emotional state, spirit
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

n emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
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sadness caused by grief or affliction
persisting sadness
a feeling of thoughtful sadness
a feeling of intense unhappiness
desolation, forlornness, loneliness
sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
tearfulness, weepiness
sadness expressed by weeping
an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
regret, rue, ruefulness, sorrow
sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
cheerlessness, uncheerfulness
a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness
sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
dejectedness, dispiritedness, downheartedness, low-spiritedness, lowness
a feeling of low spirits
gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombreness
a feeling of melancholy apprehension
a feeling of dispirited melancholy
brooding, pensiveness
persistent morbid meditation on a problem
Weltschmerz, world-weariness
sadness on thinking about the evils of the world
attrition, contriteness, contrition
sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
broken heart
devastating sorrow and despair
brokenheartedness, grief, heartache, heartbreak
intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
mournfulness, ruthfulness, sorrowfulness
a state of gloomy sorrow
compunction, remorse, self-reproach
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
a feeling of dismal cheerlessness
demoralisation, demoralization
depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
a feeling of being unable to manage
a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, heartsickness
feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
oppression, oppressiveness
a feeling of being oppressed
abnormal depression and discontent
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the experiencing of affective and emotional states

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