unpleasantry

noun

un·​pleasantry
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1
: an unpleasant incident
2
: an unpleasant remark or speech : insult
the candidates exchanged unpleasantries

Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpleasantry was in 1799

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“Unpleasantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpleasantry. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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