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unpleasant

[uhn-plez-uh nt] /ʌnˈplɛz ənt/
adjective
1.
not pleasant; displeasing; disagreeable; offensive:
an unpleasant taste; an unpleasant situation; an unpleasant manner.
Origin of unpleasant
1525-1535
1525-35; un-1 + pleasant
Related forms
unpleasantly, adverb
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  • It would have been most unpleasant to find that he himself was being spied upon.

    The White Blackbird Hudson Douglas
  • At almost any other time his visit would have been unpleasant.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Miss Winstead,” said Mrs. Ogilvie, “this is all most unpleasant.

    Daddy's Girl L. T. Meade
  • This was a most unpleasant reflection and Martin preferred to dismiss it.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • There is little more to tell, and that passage through the caon left behind it an unpleasant memory.

    Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for unpleasant

unpleasant

/ʌnˈplɛzənt/
adjective
1.
not pleasant or agreeable
Derived Forms
unpleasantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unpleasant
adj.

1530s, from un- (1) "not" + pleasant. Related: Unpleasantly; unpleasantness.

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