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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unpleasant mean? 

UNPLEASANT (adjective)
  The adjective UNPLEASANT has 1 sense:

1. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

  Familiarity information: UNPLEASANT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UNPLEASANT (adjective)

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Disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Context examples:

an unpleasant personality / unpleasant repercussions / unpleasant odors


embarrassing; mortifying (causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation)

harsh (disagreeable to the senses)

harsh; rough (unpleasantly stern)

afflictive; painful; sore (causing misery or pain or distress)

dreadful (very unpleasant)

dour; forbidding; grim (harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance)

beastly; god-awful; hellish (very unpleasant)

acerb; acerbic; acid; acrid; bitter; blistering; caustic; sulfurous; sulphurous; venomous; virulent; vitriolic (harsh or corrosive in tone)

rebarbative; repellant; repellent (serving or tending to repel)

sharp; sharp-worded; tart (harsh)

ungrateful (disagreeable)

unhappy (causing discomfort)

hot (very unpleasant or even dangerous)


displeasing (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

unpalatable (not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind)

offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)

awful; nasty (offensive or even (of persons) malicious)

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


pleasantness; sweetness (the quality of giving pleasure)


pleasant (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings)

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