What is the opposite of happiness?

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Opposite of the state of being happy or satisfied
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“Her actions have brought unsurmountable sadness to those who survived the accident.”
(rare) Opposite of the state or quality of being suitable, adapted or accommodated
“Much controversy was made about the unsuitability of the poster in association with the movie it was supposed to promote.”
Opposite of great joy or pleasure
“The man's face is set in a displeased grimace, his brow furrowed in certain displeasure.”
Opposite of happiness, ebullience, zest for life
Opposite of the quality or state of being vivacious
Opposite of the state or characteristic of being full of life, exuberance or energy
Opposite of a strong feeling of pleasure or well-being
“I was fine for quite some time until about a year ago when I started having an overall sense of discomfort, malaise, and just this sense of sickness in my stomach.”
Opposite of a pleasant, friendly, good-natured manner
Opposite of a benefit, or advantage from something
“The players opted for personal glory to the detriment of the team.”
Opposite of the state of feeling safe, stable, and free from fear or anxiety
“She had emotional insecurity, adjustment difficulties, intense emotional reactivity to trivial issues, and was submissive in interpersonal situations.”
Opposite of the state or quality of being ludicrous
Opposite of enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
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