unpleasantness


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un·pleas·ant·ness

 (ŭn-plĕz′ənt-nĭs)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being unpleasant.
2. An unpleasant experience or situation.

unpleasantness

(ʌnˈplɛzəntnɪs)
n
1. the state or quality of being unpleasant
2. an unpleasant event, situation, etc
3. a disagreement or quarrel

un•pleas•ant•ness

(ʌnˈplɛz ənt nɪs)

n.
1. the quality or state of being unpleasant.
2. something that is displeasing.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unpleasantness - the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuliunpleasantness - the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
pleasantness - the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
2.unpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasureunpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasure; "the recent unpleasantness of the weather"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
nastiness - the quality of being unpleasant; "I flinched at the nastiness of his wound"
odiousness, offensiveness, distastefulness - the quality of being offensive
awfulness, dreadfulness, horridness, terribleness - a quality of extreme unpleasantness
harshness, roughness - the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
pleasantness, sweetness - the quality of giving pleasure; "he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner"; "the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"

unpleasantness

noun
1. hostility, animosity, antagonism, bad feeling, malice, rudeness, offensiveness, abrasiveness, argumentativeness, unfriendliness, quarrelsomeness, ill humour or will Most offices are riddled with sniping and general unpleasantness.
hostility friendliness, pleasantness, good humour or will, congeniality
Translations

unpleasantness

[ʌnˈplezntnɪs] N (gen) → lo desagradable; [of person] → lo antipático, lo desagradable; (= bad feeling, quarrel) → desavenencia f, disgusto m
there has been a lot of unpleasantnessha habido muchos disgustos or muchas desavenencias

unpleasantness

[ʌnˈplɛzəntnəs] n
(= bad feeling) → tensions fpl
(= unfriendliness) → attitude f désagréable

unpleasantness

n
(= quality)Unangenehmheit f; (of experience, situation also)Unerfreulichkeit f; (of person, smile, remark)Unfreundlichkeit f
(= bad feeling, quarrel)Unstimmigkeit f

unpleasantness

[ʌnˈplɛzntnɪs] n (bad feeling, quarrelling) → tensioni fpl; (nastiness, of smell, event) → sgradevolezza; (of person) → antipatia
References in classic literature ?
From you I have never had anything but trouble and unpleasantness.
But still you have interrupted me; one way or another, I repeat again: there would never have been any unpleasantness except for what happened in the garden.
Fred and Rosamond had little to say to each other now that marriage had removed her from collision with the unpleasantness of brothers, and especially now that he had taken what she held the stupid and even reprehensible step of giving up the Church to take to such a business as Mr.
She used to stay in the country as a child, and the impression she had retained of it was that the country was a refuge from all the unpleasantness of the town, that life there, though not luxurious--Dolly could easily make up her mind to that--was cheap and comfortable; that there was plenty of everything, everything was cheap, everything could be got, and children were happy.
The claret was warm and the champagne was cold, and under their beneficent influence the threatened unpleasantness melted and vanished with the fumes of the wine.
I have no such scruples, and I am sure I could put up with every unpleasantness of that kind with very little effort.
Moreover, I have heard that Gorshkov lost his post through some unpleasantness or other--through a legal suit or process of which I could not exactly tell you the nature.
He knew that there had been unpleasantness between England and the United States in seventeen-something and again in eighteen-something, but that things had eventually been straightened out by Miss Edna May and her fellow missionaries of the Belle of New York Company, since which time there had been no more trouble.
Tulliver's savage silence, which seemed to add to the hollow resonance of the bare, uncarpeted room when the aunts were talking, heightened the unpleasantness of these family visits on all sides, and tended to make them rare.
Perhaps you are not so much aware as I am of the mischief that may, of the unpleasantness that must arise from a young man's being received in this manner: domesticated among us; authorised to come at all hours, and placed suddenly on a footing which must do away all restraints.
There was a good deal of unpleasantness over the business.
Anne, remembering the unpleasantness of the preceding evening, was very nice to Gilbert; and Gilbert, who was learning wisdom, took care to be nothing save the schoolboy comrade again.