What is the opposite of happily?

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Opposite of in a happy or cheerful way
“Farrell gave it up and limped outside, to stand scowling unhappily at the dreary expanse of swampland.”
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Opposite of peacefully, without problems, stress or anxiety
“The relationship ended unhappily when the girlfriend complained that he never wanted to go out in the first place.”
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Opposite of in a manner favored by luck or fortune
“He took a lunge towards his lead horse and, unfortunately, that horse belted him one and fractured his jaw.”
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Opposite of in a manner that is appropriate to the circumstances
“My father was an extremely jealous man and used to wrongly accuse my mother of infidelity.”
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Opposite of willingly and without hesitation or reluctance
“The scared young man reluctantly took the note home to his mother, dreading the impending punishment.”
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Opposite of in a pleasing or agreeable manner
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Opposite of gladly (used to express polite agreement or acceptance)
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Opposite of good or favorable in nature
“The tables have turned unfavorably against you, my friend.”
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Opposite of in a lively or animated manner
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Opposite of at exactly the right moment or in the right way
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