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Definition of the adjective unpleasant

What does unpleasant mean as an attribute of a noun?

Unpleasant is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more unpleasant / most unpleasant

  1. offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

Alternative definition of the adjective unpleasant


  1. Not pleasant.

Phrases with unpleasant

  1. unpleasant woman
  2. unpleasant person
  3. unpleasant-smelling

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for unpleasant

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Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Unpaid worker—volunteer Unpalatable choice—dilemma Unparalleled—unique, matchless, peerless, unequalled, unmatched Unperceptive—blearyeyed Unplaced racehorse—alsoran Unplanned—accidental, unprepared Unpleasant —icky, ...

Google previewDictionary of Category Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

Acrid -- having a strong, bitter unpleasant smell 02. Appetizing -- having an attractive smell 03. Aromatic -- having a pleasant and noticeable smell 04. Disagreeable -- having an unpleasant smell 05. Fetid -- having an unpleasant smell 06.

Google previewDictionary of Dreams (2001)

by Farokh Jamshed Master, Jamshed Farokh

AURUMMURIATICUM AURUMMETALLICUM Anxious” (distressing, frightful, nightmares, sleep anxious, unpleasant) Frightful (anxious) Vivid AURUM MURLATICUM (AUR-MI) Anxious (distressing, frightful, nightmares, sleep anxious, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

transcendent, uncommon, unequalled, unique, unmatched, unrivalled, unsurpassed unpigmented person albino unplayed golf hole bye unpleasant bad , disagreeable, draggy, horrid, irksome, nasty, noisome, obnoxious, offensive, repulsive, ...

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Quotes about unpleasant

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth. (Lillian Hellman)
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Scrabble value of U1N1P3L1E1A1S1A1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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