An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad)
a. infeliz
She seems to be a very unhappy woman.Parece ser una mujer muy infeliz.
b. triste
This is a very unhappy moment for all of us.Este es un momento muy triste para todos nosotros.
2. (not pleased)
a. descontento
He's unhappy with the results of his admission test.Está descontento con los resultados de su examen de ingreso.
b. insatisfecho
I am very unhappy with the architect's work.Estoy muy insatisfecho con el trabajo del arquitecto.
3. (unfortunate)
a. desafortunado
They are going through an unhappy situation.Están atravesando una situación desafortunada.
4. (worried)
a. preocupado
I'm unhappy about leaving without telling my parents.Estoy preocupada por irme sin avisar a mis papás.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad; person, childhood, marriage)
a. infeliz
2. (day, ending, face)
a. triste
to be unhappyser infeliz
3. (worried)
I'm unhappy about leaving the child aloneme preocupa dejar al niño solo
4. (not pleased)
to be unhappy with somethingestar descontento(a) or no estar contento(a) con algo
5. (unfortunate; choice, state of affairs)
a. desgraciado(a), desafortunado(a)
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unhappy [ʌnˈhæpɪ]
unhappier (comparative)unhappiest (superlative)
1 (sad) [+person] infeliz; (stronger) desdichado; [+childhood] infeliz; (stronger) desgraciado; desdichado; [+marriage] infeliz; [+memory] desagradable
that unhappy time aquella triste época; I had an unhappy time at school lo pasé muy mal en la escuela; she was unhappy in her marriage no fue feliz or fue infeliz en su matrimonio
she looked so unhappy se la veía tan triste
don't look so unhappy! ¡no pongas esa cara tan triste!
to make sb unhappy
other children at school were making him unhappy otros niños en el colegio le estaban haciendo sufrir; it makes me unhappy to see you upset me entristece or pone triste verte disgustada
No doubt these rules will make some people unhappy their constant bickering was making the children unhappy I never knew that my father made my mother unhappy I knew he has something to tell me that would make me unhappy
2 (not pleased) descontento
he was unhappy at the way he had been treated they are unhappy at the prospect of losing their jobs The protesters had been unhappy at having to leave the airport farmers are unhappy because the new regulations will mean less profit for them Some villagers were unhappy to see the building demolished
to be unhappy about sth no estar contento con algo; estar descontento con algo
we are unhappy about the decision I am unhappy about certain clauses in the contract she was unhappy about having to leave her home
to be unhappy with sth/sb no estar contento con algo/algn; estar descontento con algo/algn
if you're unhappy with your weight go on a diet he was unhappy with the terms of the agreement why stay in a relationship with sb if you're unhappy with them? they were unhappy with his performance at work so they sacked him
3 (uneasy, worried)
I'm unhappy about leaving him on his own no estoy a gusto dejándolo solo; me preocupa dejarlo solo
we are unhappy about the decision he's unhappy about accepting their hospitality
4 (unfortunate) [+remark] poco acertado; inoportuno; [+experience, situation] lamentable
after her unhappy experience with her last boyfriend it will be sometime before she feels interested in a relationship they are only attempting to protect them from what they believe would be an unhappy experience In 1988 Virgin, which had had an unhappy experience with Superchannel, bowed out Women themselves conspire in perpetuating this unhappy situation,she told us it's a terrible waste of life for her to be trapped in this unhappy situation
5 (ill-fated) [+day] desafortunado
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