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UNPLEASANT

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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.


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UNPLEASANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Context examples:

an unpleasant personality / unpleasant repercussions / unpleasant odors

Similar:

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)

Also:

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)

Attribute:

pleasantness; sweetness (the quality of giving pleasure)

Antonym:

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


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