Adjective "Unpleasant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Causing discomfort, unhappiness, or revulsion; disagreeable.
  1. 'the symptoms are extremely unpleasant'
  2. 'Some women don't like it: it has a distinctive smell and taste, which some find unpleasant.'
  3. 'Mmm, there are some truly unpleasant smells lurking around the London Underground network.'
  4. 'I now have an unpleasant mental image of everyone reading this doing some nasty experiments.'
  5. 'We may say the same of bodily discomfort, an unpleasant sensation distinct from pain.'
  6. 'Some may find the word unpleasant, but there's nothing inherently offensive about it.'
  7. 'More than just unpleasant, the obnoxious smell was stifling and suffocating.'
  8. 'It's really unpleasant, the smell is awful and it can irritate your lungs.'
  9. 'There is a lot of unpleasant and offensive material out there which no parent would wish their child to see.'
  10. 'Residents in Rawcliffe have raised the issue of the unpleasant smells for years to no avail.'
  11. 'He would have experienced a thoroughly unpleasant and ugly world view but a breathtaking piece of theatre.'
  12. 'It gets more and more grim and relentless, and its hero more and more unpleasant.'
  13. 'Sometimes they are just unpleasant or they do have very different fundamental beliefs about the world.'
  14. 'The insurance industry, it'll come as no surprise, is full of unpleasant characters.'
  15. 'You are foul, surly, nasty, unhelpful, unpleasant and clearly you have a lot of issues.'
  16. 'All I can say about it is nice people are easy to deal with and unpleasant people are much more difficult to cope with.'
  17. 'So he was an unpleasant Conservative who wasn't afraid of making money out of the suffering and death of others.'
  18. 'He's a snob, a social climber and a misogynist, really a very unpleasant man.'
  19. 'She is unpleasant and has red hair, but I do not in any way suggest those two things are related.'
  20. 'But then, of course, we all know that Miss Robinson is a very unpleasant rude woman.'
  21. 'He is rather unpleasant and totally opposite to the charming butterball he was at high school.'


1. not pleasant; displeasing; disagreeable; offensive: an unpleasant taste; an unpleasant situation; an unpleasant manner.

More examples(as adjective)

"memories can be unpleasant at times."

"changes can be unpleasant in trades."

"types can be unpleasant for patients."

"treatments can be unpleasant as diseases."

"toxins can be unpleasant to tastes."

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