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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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 And poor Ivanka didn’t even say anything disagreeable. Christine M. Flowers, Philly.com, "Name-calling other women makes Samantha Bee the other C-word: Classless | Christine Flowers," 1 June 2018 McDonough spent most of his time praising Kamenetz for disagreeing with him without being disagreeable. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Democrat and Republican Baltimore County executive hopefuls square off in Pikesville," 31 May 2018 To find a way to disagree without being disagreeable. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Woodburn teenager arrested after allegedly making school-shooting threats on Snapchat," 23 May 2018 The Catalan parliament approved Mr Torra, a hardline separatist who has made disagreeable remarks about Spaniards, by a margin of one vote. The Economist, "Politics this week," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of disagreeable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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