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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
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