American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not pleasing; disagreeable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not pleasant; not affording pleasure; disagreeable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not pleasant; not amiable or agreeable; displeasing; offensive.
- adj. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
- From un- + pleasant. (Wiktionary)
“We do not," says a novelist in one of Mr. Moore's books, "we do not always choose what you call unpleasant subjects, but we do try to get to the roots of things; and the basis of life being material and not spiritual, the analyst sooner or later finds himself invariably handling what this sentimental age calls coarse.”
“Todd Seavey and Helen Rittelmeyer, apparently once an item of sorts, had both contributed essays to Jonah Golberg's new book, "Proud to be Right," and were selected to speak -- in unpleasant proximity -- on the book's behalf at a Georgetown University forum.”
“The site boasts material that didn't make it into the books, such as 5,000 words about which woods should be used to make magic wands and anecdotes about where Rowling found inspiration: why she called an unpleasant character "Petunia", for example.”
“In either case, the speaker is not threatening to do anything to the listner, but merely warning that what the listener is doing will (as the speaker believes) result in unpleasant consequences beyond the control of either of them.”
“This persecution complex you seem to have when not going out of your way to be unpleasant is just passive-aggressive nonsense.”
“If you brew coffee normally and then pour the hot coffee over ice, it results in unpleasant flavors.”
“In fact, they were "considerably unhappier" when they were thinking about topics they described as unpleasant or even "neutral," the researchers found.”
“All I will say is that I am damn sure that I do not read the publications that you automatically assume that all soldiers read and that I have spent a very large portion of my career in unpleasant places doing extremely unpleasant things.”
“Contravening the rules even slightly could earn you a long spell in unpleasant solitary, and really bad transgressions could get you shot.”
“What has been unpleasant is that the loser is trying to overturn the results by whatever means.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘unpleasant’.
In this area of expertise nouns are frequently used as adjectives (almond, bacon, cider, diesel, fennel, fresh-cut hay, wool) or new adjectives are formed (appley, berrylike, citrusy, full-bodied, ...
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
My big word list.
In keeping with my other Prosies (like this one). There were a number of phrases as well as words in this speech that I found particularly compelling.
My fellow citizens: I stand here ...
Looking for tweets for unpleasant.