unpleasant Definition

  • 1not enjoyable; causing discomfort or unhappiness
  • 2rude and unfriendly; disagreeable

Using unpleasant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unpleasant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The smell in the room was very unpleasant.

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    I had an unpleasant experience at the restaurant last night.

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    He can be very unpleasant when he's angry.

  • Example

    The weather today is quite unpleasant.

unpleasant Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unpleasant

  • a surprising event or piece of news that is not welcome or enjoyable


    The sudden increase in rent was an unpleasant surprise for the tenants.

  • a person who is rude, unfriendly, or difficult to deal with


    My boss is an unpleasant person to work with.

  • a taste that is not enjoyable or pleasing


    The medicine had an unpleasant taste.


Summary: unpleasant in Brief

The term 'unpleasant' [ʌnˈplɛznt] refers to something that is not enjoyable, causing discomfort or unhappiness. It can also describe a person who is rude and unfriendly. Examples include 'The smell in the room was very unpleasant,' and 'He can be very unpleasant when he's angry.' Phrases like 'an unpleasant surprise' and 'an unpleasant taste' further illustrate the word's usage.

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