unpleasant

[ uhn-plez-uh nt ]
/ ʌnˈplɛz ənt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. unpin,
  2. unplaced,
  3. unplait,
  4. unplanned,
  5. unplayable,
  6. unpleasantness,
  7. unpleasantry,
  8. unpledged delegate,
  9. unplug,
  10. unplugged

Origin of unpleasant

First recorded in 1525–35; un-1 + pleasant

Related formsun·pleas·ant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unpleasant

unpleasant

/ (ʌnˈplɛzənt) /

adjective

not pleasant or agreeable
Derived Formsunpleasantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unpleasant

unpleasant

adj.

1530s, from un- (1) "not" + pleasant. Related: Unpleasantly; unpleasantness.

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