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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Heche was just the right amount of disagreeable as a woman who disliked both her ex-husband and her current husband, Ronnie Haxon (Eddie Jemison). Ew Staff, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2022 Sometimes people have disagreeable opinions or talk about uninteresting things. Jeffrey A. Hall, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2022 Distinguish between those who disagree with a position or opinion (often a good thing in decision making) but hold common goals and commitments from those people who are generally disagreeable about everything. Womensmedia, Forbes, 25 July 2022 But the First Amendment does not guarantee freedom from religion or freedom from disagreeable speech. WSJ, 15 May 2022 The sessions will help people to break down barriers and learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. Hartford Courant, 10 May 2022 Best of luck to our athletes, who are sentenced to performing in whichever country the endlessly disagreeable International Olympic Committee chooses. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 These are just a couple of the many studies that have shown polyols can be disagreeable to the gut if 20 grams or more are eaten in a single sitting. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 7 Aug. 2020 But be prepared for the disagreeable process of replacing early-stage employees with those who are more comfortable with, and qualified for, your new scale. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 29 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for disagreeable


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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