unpleasantness
noun Date: 1548 1. the quality or state of being unpleasant 2. an unpleasant situation, experience, or event

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  • unpleasantness — noun (U) trouble or arguments: I hate all this unpleasantness …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unpleasantness — UK [ʌnˈplez(ə)ntnəs] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a situation in which people get angry, violent, or upset Break it to him gently – we want to avoid any unpleasantness. 2) an unpleasant quality …   English dictionary

  • unpleasantness — noun 1. the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling • Ant: ↑pleasantness • Derivationally related forms: ↑unpleasant • Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑painfulness 2. the quality of giving displeasur …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unpleasantness — Unpleasant Un*pleas ant, a. Not pleasant; not amiable or agreeable; displeasing; offensive. {Un*pleas ant*ly}, adv. {Un*pleas ant*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unpleasantness — noun a) The property of being unpleasant or disagreeable. b) An unpleasant behaviour, occurrence, etc. Ant: pleasantness …   Wiktionary

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