What does unpleasant mean?

Definitions for unpleasant
ʌnˈplɛz əntun·pleas·ant

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word unpleasant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unpleasantadjective

    disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

    "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"

Wiktionary

  1. unpleasantadjective

    Not pleasant.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unpleasantadjective

    Not delighting; troublesome; uneasy.

    Their skilful ears perceive certain harsh and unpleasant discords in the sound of our common prayer, such as the rules of divine harmony, such as the laws of God cannot bear. Richard Hooker.

    O sweet Portia!
    Here are a few of the unpleasant’st words
    That ever blotted paper. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    Wisdom is very unpleasant to the unlearned. Ecclus. v. 20.

    Upon Adam’s disobedience, God chased him out of paradise, the most delicious part of the earth, into some other, the most barren and unpleasant. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

ChatGPT

  1. unpleasant

    Unpleasant refers to something or someone causing discomfort, distress, or annoyance, typically due to being disagreeable or objectionable. It can describe a situation, sight, smell, taste, sound, or feeling that is not enjoyable or agreeable, often evoking a negative emotional response.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unpleasantadjective

    not pleasant; not amiable or agreeable; displeasing; offensive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unpleasant

    un-plez′ant, adj. not pleasant: disagreeable.—adj. Unpleasable (-plē′), not to be pleased.—n. Unpleas′ance.—adv. Unpleas′antly, in an unpleasant manner: disagreeably.—ns. Unpleas′antness, state or quality of being unpleasant: disagreeableness; Unpleas′antry, want of pleasantness: any unpleasant occurrence, any particular discomfort.—adjs. Unpleased (-plēzd′), displeased; Unpleasing (-plē′), displeasing, disgusting.—adv. Unpleasingly (-plē′).n. Unpleasingness (-plē′).adj. Unpleas′urable, not giving pleasure.—adv. Unpleas′urably.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unpleasant' in Adjectives Frequency: #857

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpleasant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpleasant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unpleasant in a Sentence

  1. Luc Arnal:

    But what makes screams so special and unpleasant and how the brain processes these sounds was not clear.

  2. John F. Kennedy:

    We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

  3. Eric Abramovitz:

    It was scary to even confront that thought given how much I trusted her, but over time it started to sink in and I became more and more suspicious that maybe she had done it, as unpleasant as it was to imagine.

  4. Americo Mello:

    The Christmas get-together may be that one time a year when you are forced to interact with unpleasant family members, and your past history with those family members, too, which maybe is not a positive one, but there are a few things you can do to manage the expectations and stresses that come with the holiday get-together.

  5. Steven Fielding:

    It is going to be complicated, it is going to be messy, it is going to be very unpleasant.

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