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Synonyms of unpleasant in English:


  • 1 a very unpleasant situation
    disagreeable, irksome, troublesome, annoying, irritating, vexatious, displeasing, uncomfortable, distressing, nasty, horrible, appalling, terrible, awful, dreadful, hateful, detestable, miserable, abominable, execrable, odious, invidious, objectionable, offensive, obnoxious, repugnant, repulsive, repellent, revolting, disgusting, distasteful, nauseating, unsavoury, unpalatable, ugly
    [Antonyms] pleasant, agreeable
  • 2 he was the most unpleasant man I knew
    unlikable, unlovable, unattractive, disagreeable;
    unfriendly, inconsiderate, rude, impolite, obnoxious, nasty, spiteful, cruel, malicious, mean, mean-spirited, vicious, poisonous, venomous, vindictive, malign;
    frightful, ghastly, insufferable, unbearable, annoying, irritating;
    churlish, ill-natured, ill-humoured, ill-tempered, cross, bad-tempered
    [Antonyms] pleasant, likeable
  • 3 an unpleasant burnt sugar taste
    disgusting, repugnant, revolting, nauseating, sickening, offensive, foul, rotten, vile
    [Antonyms] pleasant, palatable
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