dis·​agree·​able | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce disagreeable (audio) \

Definition of disagreeable

1 : causing discomfort : unpleasant, offensive a disagreeable odor
2 : marked by ill temper : peevish a disagreeable person

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Other Words from disagreeable

disagreeableness noun
disagreeably \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˈgrē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce disagreeable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of disagreeable in a Sentence

The medicine had a disagreeable taste. the disagreeable odor of the garbage I've never known her to be so disagreeable.
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Recent Examples on the Web As before, there is a disagreeable female politician — in this case, President Barnes, Keating’s erstwhile vice president, who treacherously ran against him. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 8 June 2021 The suggestion was met with the same concerns brought up on Saturday — the fear of an even more disagreeable bill, the potential for a special session being immediately called. Cayla Harris, San Antonio Express-News, 3 June 2021 Overall, the Egyptologists come across as an intense, impressive, often disagreeable bunch: intrepid and eccentric, stubborn and domineering, xenophobic and self-serving. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021 According to Massimo Faggioli, a professor of theology at Villanova University, Pope Francis prefers to delegate the delivering of messages that his progressive supporters will find disagreeable. Ian Lovett, WSJ, 20 Mar. 2021 By contrast, disagreeable taste phantoms are common, but not overwhelmingly so. Kate Baggaley, Popular Science, 5 Mar. 2021 Even so, its image continues to flash back in memory as an unintended expression of what, no doubt, most of us loathed -- a typically cold, dark winter made even more disagreeable by the presence of a viral pandemic. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 26 Feb. 2021 Shepard, a Navy ace who would one day walk on the moon, isn’t the only disagreeable character among the team of military fliers drafted by NASA in its effort to play catch-up with the Soviets. John Anderson, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2020 Talking to children about political issues is also a way to teach your family’s values, such as being kind to others, no matter how disagreeable someone is. Cassandra Spratling, National Geographic, 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of disagreeable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Disagreeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagreeable. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of disagreeable

: not pleasing : unpleasant or offensive
of a person : difficult to deal with : easily angered or annoyed


dis·​agree·​able | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce disagreeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of disagreeable

1 : unpleasant a disagreeable taste
2 : difficult to get along with

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