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disagreeable

[dis-uh-gree-uh-buh l] /ˌdɪs əˈgri ə bəl/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French desagreable. See dis-1, agreeable
Related forms
disagreeableness, disagreeability, noun
disagreeably, adverb
undisagreeable, adjective
Synonyms
2. cross, grouchy, surly, testy.
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British Dictionary definitions for disagreeableness

disagreeable

/ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəbəl/
adjective
1.
not likable, esp bad-tempered, offensive, or disobliging: disagreeable remarks
2.
not to one's liking; unpleasant: a disagreeable task
Derived Forms
disagreeableness, disagreeability, noun
disagreeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disagreeableness

disagreeable

adj.

c.1400, "not in agreement," from Old French desagreable (13c.), from des- (see dis-) + agreable (see agreeable). Meaning "not in accord with one's taste" is from 1690s. Related: Disagreeably; disagreeableness. Slightly earlier in same sense was unagreeable (late 14c.).

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