unhappily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From unhappy +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

unhappily (comparative more unhappily, superlative most unhappily)

  1. Unfortunately; regrettably.
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 76:
      Theodore Roosevelt […] added, perhaps unhappily, that he believed the US administration in the Philippines could learn a lot form the Austrian example.
  2. Through evil fate or chance; wretchedly.
  3. Without happiness; sadly.

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