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unpleasantness

[ uhn-plez-uhnt-nis ]
/ ʌnˈplɛz ənt nɪs /
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noun
the quality or state of being unpleasant.
something that is displeasing or offensive, as an experience, event, or situation: An unpleasantness made them ill-at-ease.
an unpleasant feeling or sensation caused by disagreeable or painful stimuli.
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Origin of unpleasantness

First recorded in 1540–50; unpleasant + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for unpleasantness

unpleasantness
/ (ʌnˈplɛzəntnɪs) /

noun
the state or quality of being unpleasant
an unpleasant event, situation, etc
a disagreement or quarrel
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