Disagreeable Dis`a*gree"a*ble (d[i^]s`[.a]*gr[=e]"[.a]*b'l), a. [Cf. F. d['e]sagr['e]able.] 1. Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable. [1913 Webster]

Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and each nothing that is disagreeable thereunto. --Udall. [1913 Webster]

2. Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant. [1913 Webster]

That which is disagreeable to one is many times agreeable to another, or disagreeable in a less degree. --Wollaston. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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