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unpleasant

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adjective un·pleas·ant \-ˈple-zənt\

Simple Definition of unpleasant

  • : not pleasant or enjoyable : causing discomfort or pain

  • : not friendly

Full Definition of unpleasant

  1. :  not pleasant :  not amiable or agreeable :  displeasing <unpleasant odors>

un·pleas·ant·ly adverb

Examples of unpleasant

  1. I stopped taking the drug because of its unpleasant side effects.

  2. There was an unpleasant smell coming from the basement.

  3. The weather is so unpleasant here.

  4. I like the shop, but the staff are so unpleasant.



15th Century

First Known Use of unpleasant

15th century

Rhymes with unpleasant


UNPLEASANT Defined for Kids

unpleasant

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adjective un·pleas·ant \ˌən-ˈple-zənt\

Definition of unpleasant

  1. :  not pleasing or agreeable <an unpleasant smell>

un·pleas·ant·ly adverb
un·pleas·ant·ness noun




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