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 All the different types of blood have agreeable and disagreeable qualities, but type A is associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according the National Institutes of Health. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "If you have this blood type, studies show you’re at higher risk for the coronavirus," 9 July 2020 Senator Dianne Feinstein, for example, and Representative Richard Neal—who came of age when backslapping cross-party legislative compromise was normal, and for whom negative partisan branding would be an alien and disagreeable concept. Joseph O’neill, The New York Review of Books, "Brand New Dems?," 29 Apr. 2020 Since then, her mother has become more disagreeable and lost some mobility. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "Demand for In-Home Care Rises During Coronavirus," 27 Apr. 2020 And, of course, our attention is specifically drawn to Susan’s ability to eschew any sort of disagreeable excess. Longreads, "“The Leaky Vessel”: On Lewis Carroll and the Perils of Being Female," 27 Mar. 2020 For years, officials had treated the city like a visit to a proctologist: necessary but disagreeable. The Economist, "Charlemagne Make Europe Boring Again!," 13 Feb. 2020 Equally disagreeable is the two-year gotcha, which is the incredibly long time that unpaid creditors have after death of the owner to drag the property back into the probate estate and force its sale. Dallas News, "Transfer on death deeds in Texas: A disaster for many," 9 Feb. 2020 Something in the mix left a strong aftertaste that was slightly disagreeable. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Oceanic has fine seafood and a view, but service isn’t shipshape," 4 Dec. 2019 Others portrayed her as a harpy, a notoriously disagreeable mythical beast that was half bird-of-prey, half woman. The Economist, "Women in public life are increasingly subject to sexual slander. Don’t believe it," 9 Nov. 2019

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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 8 Aug. 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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