dis·​agree·​able | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce disagreeable (audio) \

Definition of disagreeable

1 : causing discomfort : unpleasant, offensive a disagreeable odor
2 : marked by ill temper : peevish a disagreeable person

Other Words from disagreeable

disagreeableness noun
disagreeably \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˈgrē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce disagreeable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of disagreeable in a Sentence

The medicine had a disagreeable taste. the disagreeable odor of the garbage I've never known her to be so disagreeable.
Recent Examples on the Web The sessions will help people to break down barriers and learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. Hartford Courant, 10 May 2022 Best of luck to our athletes, who are sentenced to performing in whichever country the endlessly disagreeable International Olympic Committee chooses. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 These are just a couple of the many studies that have shown polyols can be disagreeable to the gut if 20 grams or more are eaten in a single sitting. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 7 Aug. 2020 But be prepared for the disagreeable process of replacing early-stage employees with those who are more comfortable with, and qualified for, your new scale. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Their refusal Tuesday to remove him from office brings to an end a dramatic and disagreeable chapter in the state’s political history, though the clashes sparked by the recall election will surely persist into next year and beyond. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2021 Accepting the sometimes unpleasant or disagreeable facts of a situation is a struggle requiring patience, determination and emotional intelligence. Svetlana Whitener, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The wreck probably harbors a sponge that looks like snot and smells disagreeable but almost certainly contains a previously untapped reservoir of chemical molecules. Peter Andrey Smith, STAT, 10 Sep. 2021 Some Elm City restaurateurs see this return to the old new normal as disagreeable but necessary, as COVID positivity rates climb. Don Stacom, courant.com, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of disagreeable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Disagreeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagreeable. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for disagreeable


dis·​agree·​able | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce disagreeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of disagreeable

1 : unpleasant a disagreeable taste
2 : difficult to get along with

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Nglish: Translation of disagreeable for Spanish Speakers


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