Definition of unpleasant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʌnˈpleznt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈpleznt//
    Describing unpleasant traits
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  1. 1  not pleasant or comfortable synonym disagreeable an unpleasant experience The minerals in the water made it unpleasant to drink.
  2. 2  unpleasant (to somebody) not kind, friendly or polite He was very unpleasant to me. She said some very unpleasant things about you. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
  3. opposite pleasant
    Extra examples He was very unpleasant to my friends. His clothes smelled most unpleasant. I found the atmosphere in there extremely unpleasant. The overall feeling was a strange mixture of sensations, not altogether unpleasant. Things started to get unpleasant when the police were called. a thoroughly unpleasant man tests which are unpleasant for patients That was a most unpleasant experience. There was an unpleasant atmosphere in the room. There’s an unpleasant smell coming from that cupboard.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unpleasant