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 disagreeably (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 There are far more disagreeable vehicles to intoxication. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "The age of cannabis rosé is here. Do the weed wines taste like bong water?," 2 Jan. 2020 Perhaps this bulletin-board material will incite players and coaches alike to prove your paper’s most disagreeable writer is full of hogwash. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: One W isn’t wonderful for Trojans fans," 6 Sep. 2019 Every piece of trash, streaky liquid spill and disagreeable passenger damages BART’s reputation. Otis R. Taylor Jr., SFChronicle.com, "BART looks to fill hundreds of jobs with recruitment, training programs in low-income communities," 9 Oct. 2019 Constant wanted to argue that this communal form of freedom was simply disagreeable for modern people, who demand different things from their governments, and crave the luxury that only individual freedom and a capitalist system can provide. Nick Burns, The New Republic, "In Defense of Sparta," 7 Aug. 2019 Glamping, as oxymoronic to me as dry swimming, is even more disagreeable than regular camping. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "Bear With Me? Get It Away!," 26 July 2018 For the pavilion’s Toronto outing, the positioning of the modules had to be slightly adjusted, to account for the possibility of snow weighing down on it, which—despite England’s reputation for disagreeable weather—hadn’t been a concern in London. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "Bjarke Ingels’s Serpentine Pavilion Is on a World Tour: First Stop, Toronto," 24 Sep. 2018 Americans are also prone, surveys suggest, to find their subhuman opponents extremely disagreeable. The Economist, "The primeval tribalism of American politics," 24 May 2018 Until recently, insects weren't offered to foreign diners, many of whom consider the idea of eating a bug (or earth, for that matter) disagreeable. Mary Kaye Schilling, Town & Country, "Discovering the Culture of Mexico City," 18 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of disagreeable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Disagreeable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagreeable. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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