unpleasant

adjective un·pleas·ant \ ˌən-ˈple-zᵊnt \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of unpleasant

:not pleasant :not amiable or agreeable :displeasing
  • unpleasant odors

unpleasantly

adverb

Examples of unpleasant in a Sentence

  1. I stopped taking the drug because of its unpleasant side effects.

  2. There was an unpleasant smell coming from the basement.

  3. The weather is so unpleasant here.

  4. I like the shop, but the staff are so unpleasant.

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First Known Use of unpleasant

15th century


UNPLEASANT Defined for English Language Learners

unpleasant

adjective

Definition of unpleasant for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasant or enjoyable : causing discomfort or pain

  • : not friendly


UNPLEASANT Defined for Kids

unpleasant

adjective un·pleas·ant \ ˌən-ˈple-zᵊnt \

Definition of unpleasant for Students

:not pleasing or agreeable
  • an unpleasant smell

unpleasantly

adverb

unpleasantness

noun


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