Adjective "Disagreeable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Unpleasant or unenjoyable.
  1. 'aspects of his work are disagreeable to him'
  2. 'She had found something disagreeable in a story I'd written in the Listener about John before his death (unusually, for most find their objections to be more than singular).'
  3. 'Some of Kraig's ideas may be disagreeable to some people.'
  4. 'At its simplest the aura may take the form of a familiar odour, or more commonly a disagreeable or even disgusting one.'
  5. 'Your opinion, although disagreeable to me, is something that I risked my liberal life to protect.'
  6. 'The words felt foul on his tongue, like the aftertaste of something disagreeable, but their impact was immediate.'
  7. 'If Americans sacked public officials after any tragic, scandalous or otherwise disagreeable wartime event - or even after a series of them - the United States would be paralyzed.'
  8. 'Some find it disagreeable to depend on others to go about their lives, while some feel neglected.'
  9. 'Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.'
  10. 'This, in turn, can enable a greater tolerance of values and beliefs that are normative within this subgroup but may be foreign or disagreeable to the clinician.'
  11. 'The situation is disagreeable to Japan, but Tokyo has put up with it to avoid upsetting bilateral relations.'
  12. 'In complete contrast to our disagreeable dining companion, the duck liver parfait he ordered was rich and smooth.'
  13. 'He may be fat, disagreeable, lazy and offensive in almost all he does, but there is no denying just how loveable that makes him.'
  14. 'He is disagreeable, difficult and completely daft.'
  15. 'I have often met your older sister and found her to be rude obnoxious and generally disagreeable.'
  16. 'Alongside Mone's name, however, we are troubled to find that of Sir Alan Sugar, who was so disagreeable to Lynn Barber recently.'
  17. 'By turns disagreeable, petulant, and self-pitying, they have as a group failed their employees, their investors, and their customers.'
  18. 'A sceptical sports editor eventually agreed, although he was predictably disagreeable when what eventually materialised was a ‘Why Monty Should Consider Retiring’ column.'
  19. 'Although he might be in culinary heaven - ‘If you're talking about food in France, you can't go wrong’ - his disagreeable kids are less than enthused.'


1. contrary to one's taste or liking; unpleasant; offensive; repugnant.

2. unpleasant in manner or nature; unamiable: a thoroughly disagreeable person. noun

3. an unpleasant or repugnant circumstance, attribute, thing, etc.: Bent on being cheerful, he suppressed any mention of the disagreeable in our conversation.

4. disagreeables, the disagreeable aspects of a situation, course of action, etc.: The pleasant features of the arrangement far outweigh the disagreeables.|

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be disagreeable with people."

"gases can be disagreeable to works."

"aspects can be disagreeable to people."

"aspects can be disagreeable in extremes."

"people can be disagreeable."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘discordant, incongruous’): from Old French desagreable, based on agreer ‘agree’.