unpleasant

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

Definition of unpleasant

  1. :  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.

15th Century

First Known Use of unpleasant

15th century


UNPLEASANT Defined for English Language Learners

unpleasant

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

Definition of unpleasant for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasant or enjoyable : causing discomfort or pain

  • : not friendly


UNPLEASANT Defined for Kids

unpleasant

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

Definition of unpleasant for Students

  1. :  not pleasing or agreeable an unpleasant smell

unpleasantly

adverb

unpleasantness

noun


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).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ