Etymology
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unhappily (adv.)

late 14c., "unfortunately, unluckily;" early 15c., "wretchedly, without happiness," from un- (i) "not" + happily, or from unhappy + -ly (2.). Similar formation in Old Norse unheppiliga.

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Definitions of unhappily

unhappily (adv.)
in an unpleasant way;
they were unhappily married
unhappily (adv.)
in an unfortunate way;
Synonyms: sadly
From wordnet.princeton.edu