Definition of unpleasantness
1 : the quality or state of being unpleasant
2 : an unpleasant situation, experience, or event
Recent Examples of unpleasantness from the Web
That way things can be done even when the atmosphere is bad and the news cycle brings unpleasantness.
Rick has also seen a lot of unpleasantness as a journalist, from his coverage of murders in Haiti to the Oklahoma City bombing to the tornadoes that ravaged his home state in 2011.
The Ninth Circuit offers a way out: If the statutes didn’t authorize the order, then, well, no need to go into all that other unpleasantness, is there?
The latest and greatest on Tuesday morning was his bungling attempt to insert himself in the ongoing unpleasantness on the Arabian peninsula on behalf of his new bestest friends, the Saudis.
There’s a price to pay for the happiness that comes with delighting in the unpleasantness of others.
But the unpleasantness of 2008 demonstrated the downside of encouraging too much homeownership.
With those visits, the busiest time of year for longtime residents of Palm Beach has taken on a new unpleasantness.
Most researchers thought that phenomenon accounted for the unpleasantness of a dissonance.
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