Examples of unpleasant in a Sentence
I stopped taking the drug because of its unpleasant side effects.
There was an unpleasant smell coming from the basement.
The weather is so unpleasant here.
I like the shop, but the staff are so unpleasant.
Recent Examples of unpleasant from the Web
Sweet is an inherently attractive taste that induces appetitive behaviors (like scarfing down entire chocolate cakes) whereas bitter is inherently unpleasant.
Now, with Suarez in full force at Barcelona and a promise of better behavior on the pitch, Uruguay hopes to have a World Cup free of unpleasant surprises while exhibiting its true power.
Even a little of the stuff could set off the unpleasant symptoms associated with NCGS.
Know that booking a night or two in an unlawful Airbnb can result in some unpleasant surprises—and likely a last-minute cancellation.
This infection can produce headache, fever, and other unpleasant symptoms.
And geopolitical unrest—from Korea to Syria, from Yemen to Ukraine and possibly to Venezuela—could easily interact with economic turmoil to produce large and unpleasant surprises in financial markets.
Microsoft's continuous and repetitive reinvention of the wheel again just makes the task for third-party developers that much more unpleasant.
Other times, inspiration can come from searching for ways to shorten an unpleasant experience.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unpleasant.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, beastly, bilious, disgusting, dreadful, foul, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, invidious, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, seamy, shocking, sick, sickening, ugly, vile, villainous;
UNPLEASANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unpleasant for English Language Learners
: not pleasant or enjoyable : causing discomfort or pain
: not friendly
UNPLEASANT Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up unpleasant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).