[ UK /ʌnplˈɛzəntli/ ]
[ US /ənˈpɫɛzəntɫi/ ]
  1. in an unpleasant manner
    he had been unpleasantly surprised
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How To Use unpleasantly In A Sentence

  • The carbonation is a little heavier than what I normally expect in a stout, but not unpleasantly so. Miasmatic Review
  • The water moved darkly around the body, unpleasantly thick and brown.
  • This wasn't just unpleasantly salty; it was inedibly so. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was desperate for approval and to find some common ground to smooth over an unpleasantly awkward couple of days.
  • July begins unpleasantly with us, cold and showery, but it is often a baddish month. Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record
  • It must be eaten ripe, since latex and tannin present in the unripe fruit give it an unpleasantly astringent taste.
  • We can teach them that a puddle of fresh rainwater is unpleasantly wet and cold or that playing in it can be fun.
  • His eyes are gritty; there is a sour taste in his mouth, his heart is beating unpleasantly fast, and there is a roaring in his ears.
  • She smelled unpleasantly fruity, like the statice Madda grew in the backyard, straddling the thin line between overripe and rotten. Slice Of Cherry
  • Combined with the unseasoned spinach, the dish shifted from dull to unpleasantly boring.
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