unpleasing

adjective
un·pleas·ing | \ ˌən-ˈplē-ziŋ \

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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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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