Definition of unpleasant
: not pleasant : not amiable or agreeable : displeasing unpleasant odors
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
And yes, their respective stories are all just as unpleasant as Westerosi warfare.
The world of the game is as unpleasant as the behavior of its population.
For an example of how such unpleasant memories can be zapped from the mind, Eternal Sunshine-style, the Indians need merely look within their own division.
Cue an unpleasant sting followed by unsightly redness.
Among people in the migraine group, lights of all colors triggered unpleasant physical sensations—including tightness in the chest or throat, shortness of breath, light-headedness and nausea—both during and between attacks.
Leslie Jones‘ headline-making night at Sunday’s BET Awards apparently took a turn for the worse after an unpleasant experience at a Los Angeles Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Since May, dozens of Sweetwater Authority customers have called in to complain about unpleasant tasting and smelling water.
But Cadieux said that the need for data-access controls has to be balanced by a necessity not to slow the pace at which the team works or to make the work environment too unpleasant.
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First Known Use of unpleasant
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
Definition of unpleasant for Students
: not pleasing or agreeable an unpleasant smell
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