unpleasant

Something unpleasant is disagreeable, painful, or annoying in some way. No one likes unpleasant experiences.

Since pleasant things are enjoyable in some way, unpleasant things are hard to enjoy. Being in pain is unpleasant. So is being stuck in traffic. It's unpleasant when someone is rude. If your feelings or senses don't like something, it's likely unpleasant. The word pleasant comes from the French plaisir, "to please." If something doesn't please you, it's unpleasant.

Definitions of unpleasant
  1. adjective
    disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    “an unpleasant personality”
    unpleasant repercussions”
    unpleasant odors”
    Synonyms:
    ill-natured
    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
    awful, nasty
    offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    offensive
    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
    unpalatable
    not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
    acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
    harsh or corrosive in tone
    beastly, god-awful, hellish
    very unpleasant
    dour, forbidding, grim
    harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    dreadful
    very unpleasant
    embarrassing, mortifying
    causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
    harsh, rough
    unpleasantly stern
    harsh
    disagreeable to the senses
    hot
    very unpleasant or even dangerous
    afflictive, painful, sore
    causing misery or pain or distress
    rebarbative, repellant, repellent
    serving or tending to repel
    sharp, sharp-worded, tart
    harsh
    ungrateful
    disagreeable
    unhappy
    causing discomfort
    displeasing
    causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
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    Antonyms:
    pleasant
    affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
    good-natured
    having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
    nice
    pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
    beautiful
    (of weather) highly enjoyable
    dulcet
    extremely pleasant in a gentle way
    enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable
    affording satisfaction or pleasure
    grateful
    affording comfort or pleasure
    idyllic
    suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
    pleasing
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
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