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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)







"unpleasant" in British English

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unpleasantadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈplez.ənt/
B1 not ​enjoyable or ​pleasant: an unpleasant ​surprise the unpleasant ​truthC1 [after verb] rude and ​angry: When we ​complained, the ​waiter got very unpleasant with us.

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