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disagreeability

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being disagreeable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being disagreeable; unpleasantness; disagreeableness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Such was the frank yet respectful expression of disagreement -- disagreement without disagreeability, that is the model we should all emulate -- that took place in Barry Crimmins 'comments section over his 4th of July American Seder address, referenced below (scroll down with your little mouse).

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  • He also carries a variant in the CLOCK circadian rhythm gene, which might be associated with increased disagreeability.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • He has no problem with Warren being disagreeable -- unless he does not consider equating gays with pedophiles and incestuous siblings to be disagreeability.

    Obama On Rick Warren Pick: We Have To Be Able To Agree To Disagree

  • Barack Obama asks that we avoid disagreeability; however, he does not consider Warren's comparison of gays to pedophiles and incestuous siblings to be "disagreeable" -- just our criticism of his decision.

    Leonce Gaiter: Obama's Soft Bigotry

  • Maybe closed-mindedness and disagreeability are the secrets to happiness (or vice versa).

    What Have We Done?

  • WEBB: Well, I think, first of all, in terms of regretting the disagreeability, I mean, if you look at what Vice President Cheney is saying, if you look at the one-dimensional approach that that faction in the Republican Party has been taking, it's not going to solve the problem on the ground.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2007

  • Continental, one might say a cosmopolitan, reputation for disagreeability, as we have some American families, well known to history, who have an almost patrician and hereditary claim to the worst manners in the universe.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • Temperate and honest habits, says he, bring with them this advantage; that the more they are established and rooted in a man, so much the more easily, when he acts contrary to them, does he immediately feel the injury or inconvenience, or, to say the least, the disagreeability of such an action: so that he has something to remember for a time; and thus even a slight fault serves him for a lesson.

    Chapter XIV

  • Differences of difficulty, disagreeability, or skill have little power to raise wages much above 10s., or to depress them much below.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism A Study of Machine Production

  • I declaim upon his impertinence or disagreeability (is there such a word? there ought to be).

    The Disowned — Volume 03

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