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unpleasantry

[ uhn-plez-uhn-tree ]
/ ʌnˈplɛz ən tri /
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noun, plural un·pleas·ant·ries.
an unpleasant word, action, comment, etc.: comments filled with unpleasantries.
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Origin of unpleasantry

First recorded in 1820–30; un-1 + pleasantry
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How to use unpleasantry in a sentence

  • In a second she saw endless unpleasantries—some pleasantries, it is fair to say—and there seemed to be no gentle way of escape.

    Castle Craneycrow|George Barr McCutcheon
  • Have indeed—matter of great importance—case of thousands, in fact—clear me of all my little unpleasantries.

    The Sapphire Cross|George Manville Fenn
  • You come back and take your seat on the form, showing not the least symptom of uneasiness or of previous unpleasantries.

    Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
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