What does unpleasant mean?
Definitions for unpleasant
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word unpleasant.
disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
"an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
not pleasant; not amiable or agreeable; displeasing; offensive
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'unpleasant' in Adjectives Frequency: #857
The numerical value of unpleasant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of unpleasant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of unpleasant in a Sentence
It's our job to make sure that inflation of that unpleasant high nature doesn't get entrenched in the economy.
There were a lot of scattered examples of humanity, but overall it was very unpleasant because you are a refugee.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
I'm a product of the U.S. university system, meaning I spent the better part of four years of my life drinking nauseatingly sweet grain alcohol mixed with Kool-Aid, needless to say, Fernet's herby freshness was a pleasant surprise and lacked the negative associations with the unpleasant consequences of sweet drinks.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for unpleasant
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- desagradableCatalan, Valencian
- kelju, epämiellyttäväFinnish
- déplaisante, déplaisant, pénibleFrench
- cacaScottish Gaelic
- spiacevole, sgradevoleItalian
- לֹא נָעִיםHebrew
- aut iniucundumLatin
- nedorit, neagreat, neplăcutRomanian
- odvratan, neugodanSerbo-Croatian
- nahoş, çirkin, tatsız, sevimsizTurkish
Get even more translations for unpleasant »
Find a translation for the unpleasant definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"unpleasant." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 27 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/unpleasant>.
Discuss these unpleasant definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.