unhappiness

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
  1. noun
    state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
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    Antonyms:
    felicity, happiness
    state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
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    embitterment
    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
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    emotional state, spirit
    the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  2. noun
    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
    synonyms: sadness
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    happiness
    emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
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    dolefulness
    sadness caused by grief or affliction
    heaviness
    persisting sadness
    melancholy
    a feeling of thoughtful sadness
    misery
    a feeling of intense unhappiness
    desolation, forlornness, loneliness
    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    tearfulness, weepiness
    sadness expressed by weeping
    sorrow
    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
    depression
    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
    heavyheartedness
    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)
    joylessness
    a feeling of dismal cheerlessness
    demoralisation, demoralization
    depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
    helplessness
    a feeling of being unable to manage
    self-pity
    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
    dysphoria
    abnormal depression and discontent
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    feeling
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
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