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English definition of “unpleasant”

unpleasant

adjective     /ʌnˈplez.ənt/
B1 not enjoyable or pleasant: an unpleasant surprise the unpleasant truthSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad C1 [after verb] rude and angry: The waiter got quite unpleasant with us.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad unpleasantly     /-li/ adverb unpleasantness     /-nəs/ noun [C or U] Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of unpleasant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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