un·​pleas·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈplē-ziŋ How to pronounce unpleasing (audio) \

Definition of unpleasing

: not giving pleasure : not pleasing … ordinary house dust is a mixture of dead insect parts, flakes of human skin, shreds of fabric, and other unpleasing materials.— Joseph A. Amato

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Recent Examples on the Web Smears on non-sensor areas of the tiara are like bug debris on your hood, aesthetically unpleasing but not harmful. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Bugs: A Self-Driving Car’s Worst Nightmare," 1 Oct. 2019 His side's inability to finish off the game against Burnley on the other hand was very unpleasing. SI.com, "Rafa Benitez Admits Newcastle Needed a New Striker Earlier in the Window After Burnley Draw," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unpleasing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpleasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpleasing. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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