[ dis-uh-gree-uh-buhl ]
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  1. contrary to one's taste or liking; unpleasant; offensive; repugnant.

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

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

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

Origin of disagreeable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Middle French word desagreable.See dis-1, agreeable

Other words for disagreeable

Other words from disagreeable

  • dis·a·gree·a·ble·ness, dis·a·gree·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • dis·a·gree·a·bly, adverb
  • un·dis·a·gree·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disagreeable


/ (ˌdɪsəˈɡriːəbəl) /

  1. not likable, esp bad-tempered, offensive, or disobliging: disagreeable remarks

  2. not to one's liking; unpleasant: a disagreeable task

Derived forms of disagreeable

  • disagreeableness or disagreeability, noun
  • disagreeably, adverb

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