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
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adj 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
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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