disagreeable

[dis-uh-gree-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
contrary to one's taste or liking; unpleasant; offensive; repugnant.
2.
unpleasant in manner or nature; unamiable: a thoroughly disagreeable person.
noun
3.
an unpleasant or repugnant circumstance, attribute, thing, etc.: Bent on being cheerful, he suppressed any mention of the disagreeable in our conversation.
4.
disagreeables, the disagreeable aspects of a situation, course of action, etc.: The pleasant features of the arrangement far outweigh the disagreeables.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French desagreable. See dis-1, agreeable

disagreeableness, disagreeability, noun
disagreeably, adverb
undisagreeable, adjective


2. cross, grouchy, surly, testy.
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disagreeable (ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not likable, esp bad-tempered, offensive, or disobliging: disagreeable remarks
2.  not to one's liking; unpleasant: a disagreeable task
 
disa'greeableness
 
n
 
disagreea'bility
 
n
 
disa'greeably
 
adv

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disagreeable
c.1400, "not in agreement," from Fr. désagréable (13c.), from des- (see dis-) + agréable (see agreeable). Meaning "not in accord with one's taste" is from 1690s.
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Example sentences
We use the our fancy brain as an information filter, a way to block-out
  disagreeable points of view.
The theory of this is not entirely disagreeable to many.
It sort of depends on how you disagree, and on how disagreeable you are when
  you are disagreeing.
Philosophers are a contentious, disagreeable, lot by nature and training.
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