unpleasant




Something unpleasant is disagreeable, painful, or annoying in some way. No one likes unpleasant experiences.

Since pleasant things are enjoyable in some way, unpleasant things are hard to enjoy. Being in pain is unpleasant. So is being stuck in traffic. It’s unpleasant when someone is rude. If your feelings or senses don’t like something, it’s likely unpleasant. The word pleasant comes from the French plaisir, “to please.” If something doesn’t please you, it’s unpleasant.

Definitions of unpleasant
  1. adjective

    disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

    “an
    unpleasant personality”
    unpleasant repercussions”
    unpleasant odors”
    Synonyms:

    ill-natured

    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
    awful, nasty

    offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    offensive

    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
    unpalatable

    not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
    acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic

    harsh or corrosive in tone
    beastly, god-awful, hellish

    very unpleasant
    dour, forbidding, grim

    harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    dreadful

    very unpleasant
    embarrassing, mortifying

    causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
    harsh, rough

    unpleasantly stern
    harsh

    disagreeable to the senses
    hot

    very unpleasant or even dangerous
    afflictive, painful, sore

    causing misery or pain or distress
    rebarbative, repellant, repellent

    serving or tending to repel
    sharp, sharp-worded, tart

    harsh
    ungrateful

    disagreeable
    unhappy

    causing discomfort
    displeasing

    causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
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    Antonyms:

    pleasant

    affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
    good-natured

    having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
    nice

    pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
    beautiful

    (of weather) highly enjoyable
    dulcet

    extremely pleasant in a gentle way
    enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable

    affording satisfaction or pleasure
    grateful

    affording comfort or pleasure
    idyllic

    suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
    pleasing

    giving pleasure and satisfaction
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