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Definition 1: offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unpleasant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unpleasant personality
  • unpleasant repercussions
  • unpleasant odors

(unpleasant is similar to ...) causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation

"the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles" "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) unpleasantly stern

"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus" "the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) very unpleasant or even dangerous

"make it hot for him" "in the hot seat" "in hot water"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

"a dour, self-sacrificing life" "a forbidding scowl" "a grim man loving duty more than humanity" "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) (informal) very unpleasant

"hellish weather" "stop that god-awful racket"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) harsh or corrosive in tone

"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose" "a barrage of acid comments" "her acrid remarks make her many enemies" "bitter words" "blistering criticism" "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics" "a sulfurous denunciation" "a vitriolic critique"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) causing misery or pain or distress

"it was a sore trial to him" "the painful process of growing up"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) serving or tending to repel

"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful" "I find his obsequiousness repellent"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) harsh

"sharp criticism" "a sharp-worded exchange" "a tart remark"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) disagreeable

"I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) causing discomfort

"the unhappy truth"

(unpleasant is similar to ...) unpleasant or disagreeable to the senses

(unpleasant is similar to ...) unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses

"the harsh cry of a blue jay" "harsh cognac" "the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes" "harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway"

(means also ...) causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities

"displeasing news"

(means also ...) not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind

"an unpalatable meal" "unpalatable truths" "unpalatable behavior"

(means also ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

(means also ...) offensive or even (of persons) malicious

"in a nasty mood" "a nasty accident" "a nasty shock" "a nasty smell" "a nasty trick to pull" "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"

(means also ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

(means also ...) not to your liking

"a disagreeable situation"

(means also ...) violating aesthetic canons or requirements; deficient in tastefulness or beauty

"inaesthetic and quite unintellectual" "peered through those inaesthetic spectacles"

(... are attributes of unpleasant) the quality of giving pleasure

"he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner" "the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"

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