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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
1525-1535
1525-35; un-1 + pleasant
Related forms
unpleasantly, adverb
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Examples for unpleasant
  • Not to go on about it, but my poached eggs are ugly and unpleasant.
  • The solitary, nodding flower with an unpleasant odor rises on a stalk above a whorl of three broadly ovate, diamond-shaped leaves.
  • They were extremely unpleasant, although they're not actually painful.
  • These troublesome effects, while unpleasant, are rarely life threatening.
  • Also known as a toad or starfish plant, it ranges in color and emits an unpleasant odor.
  • The campus offers a a stark, but not unpleasant, contrast in aesthetic.
  • Noise pollution is unpleasant, and can be dangerous.
  • We want to make defecating outside pleasant and inside unpleasant.
  • After she sees the first dog, she sems to lose focus on the walks and really makes them unpleasant.
  • It was greatly weather-worn, and that imparted an unpleasant suggestion of disease.
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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