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unpleasantadjective

 us   /ʌnˈplez·ənt/
not attractive or enjoyable or easy to like: an unpleasant surprise unpleasant memories an unpleasant young man
unpleasantly
adverb  us   /ʌnˈplez·ənt·li/
Rob chuckled unpleasantly.
(Definition of unpleasant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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unpleasantadjective

uk   /ʌnˈplez.ənt/  us   /ʌnˈplez.ənt/
B1 not enjoyable or pleasant: an unpleasant surprise the unpleasant truth
C1 [after verb] rude and angry: When we complained, the waiter got very unpleasant with us.

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unpleasantly
adverb uk   /ʌnˈplez.ənt.li/  us   /ʌnˈplez.ənt.li/
unpleasantness
noun [C or U] uk   /ʌnˈplez.ənt.nəs/  us   /ʌnˈplez.ənt.nəs/
(Definition of unpleasant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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