[ US /ənˈpɫɛzəntnəs/ ]
[ UK /ʌnplˈɛzəntnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of giving displeasure
    the recent unpleasantness of the weather
  2. the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
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How To Use unpleasantness In A Sentence

  • No other night of the year manages the unique combination of misery, discomfort, expense and sheer downright unpleasantness.
  • It was probably a subtle subconscious realization of the unpleasantness, even the unendurableness, of perfection in the domestic companionship that caused the obvious misprint in the following extract from a Scotch editorial concerning the new divorce legislation: Jokes For All Occasions Selected and Edited by One of America's Foremost Public Speakers
  • You heard about the unpleasantness in the reception hall the day before yesterday, I suppose?
  • I'd rather avoid any unpleasantness with the neighbours.
  • This quiet world of the monks is not without unpleasantness - there is heartache, murder, an accident and suicide.
  • But Gingrich the pugnacious pugilist has not been satisfied to rest on his unpleasantness. John Feffer: The New Marx
  • Bottling up feelings would only worsen problems and create unpleasantness.
  • But the incident had proved to be a waste of energy on his part and a cause of unnecessary unpleasantness for those caught up in the swell. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing
  • He captured them seated practically back to back on spindly gilt chairs at a fashion show, in an invisible yet palpable fog of unpleasantness.
  • Whatsoever essence it derives from earth or water, all that conduces to its bitterness, its acridity, its unpleasantness.
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