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[uhn-plez-uh nt] /ʌnˈplɛz ənt/
not pleasant; displeasing; disagreeable; offensive:
an unpleasant taste; an unpleasant situation; an unpleasant manner.
Origin of unpleasant
1525-35; un-1 + pleasant
Related forms
unpleasantly, adverb Unabridged
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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


not pleasant or agreeable
Derived Forms
unpleasantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unpleasant

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

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