unhappiness etymology

English word unhappiness comes from English -ness, English unhappy

Detailed word origin of unhappiness

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ness English (eng) Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of being(the adjective)", "the quality of being(the adjective)", or "the measure of being(the adjective)".. Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
unhappy English (eng) An individual who is not happy. (mostly, dated) Not lucky; unlucky.. (mostly, dated) Not suitable; unsuitable.. Not happy; sad.. Not satisfied; unsatisfied.
unhappiness English (eng) The feeling of not being happy.

Words with the same origin as unhappiness

Descendants of -ness
craziness dizziness express expression selfishness seriousness strength strengthen strengths talent talented