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disagreeableness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being disagreeable.
  • n. A disagreeable behaviour, occurrence, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being; disagreeable; unpleasantness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being disagreeable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
  • n. an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

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Examples

  • His disagreeableness was the one present pain, but behind it was undefined consternation, for she perceived that, at any rate, he did not think

    The Two Guardians or, Home in This World

  • Anthea and Cyril each had a private struggle with that inside disagreeableness which is part of all of us, and which is sometimes called the Old Adam -- and both were victors.

    The Story of the Amulet

  • The Charlie Brown Theory of Personality, James C Kaufman PhD posits the theory that Lucy represents "disagreeableness".

    The Guardian World News

  • His unrelenting disagreeableness he sometimes tended a local bar and would throw out friends who didn't spend enough makes this account somewhat less compelling that it might have been—you can dislike someone for the length of a magazine feature, but it requires real stamina to stomach Larry Hillblom through a whole book.

    Overnight and Underage

  • "The problem is, many managers often don't realize they reward disagreeableness," says Dr. Livingston.

    Hey, You! Mean People Earn More, Study Finds

  • Meckerei —to use a pejorative noun—can be laced with other qualities, like humor, but usually it amounts to something like shared disagreeableness, and I have written it off as a local oddity.

    Berlin's Summer of Discontent

  • Maybe saying, "awesome", is like spitting away bad news, debate, or any hint of disagreeableness.

    Dr. Cheryl Pappas: Ixnay Communique: If Everything's So Awesome, Where Is The Love?

  • UNM's Miller, for instance, complains that critics "have convinced a substantial portion of the educated public that evolutionary psychology is a pernicious right-wing conspiracy," and complains that believing in evolutionary psychology is seen "as an indicator of conservatism, disagreeableness and selfishness."

    Why Do We Rape, Kill and Sleep Around?

  • Social intelligence...seems rather well predicted by a combination of general intelligence and extraversion, plus agreeableness (when empathy pays) or disagreeableness (when exploitation pays).

    Geoffrey Miller on Personality, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Greed, like other forms of disagreeableness, entered the world when Adam and Eve were disobedient.

    Heirlooms, Not Hedonism

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