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With a foot in the door, it’s easy to look past unpleasant or unsafe behavior, especially when no one else is sounding an alarm.

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It was a job requirement, particularly during his nearly 15-year career as a diplomat in Europe, but he clearly considered it an unpleasant obligation.

This is a very unpleasant experience, but I am able to see where errors were made.

There may yet be more unpleasant surprises in store for millions of people around the world as the pandemic plays out.

It is altogether unpleasant, and I shudder to think what new habit will come next.

Both are stale and boring, and whichever one you end up having in the end is still unpleasant.

That was an unpleasant reminder that for many people, science is still considered a boys club.

It had to be an unpleasant shock for the much-lauded Bratton.

It goes beyond just finding the music unpleasant, it invokes the rhetoric of legitimacy.

It was unpleasant and discombobulating: a simulation of hostage-taking, mental asylum and demented dreamscape all rolled into one.

That will give us time to turn about us, and to prepare ourselves against similar unpleasant casualties.

No one could appreciate better than ourselves the unpleasant possibilities that stared us in the face.

An attempt to impose an imitation on a practised judge is always productive of an unpleasant result.

Jess had been used to these unpleasant occasions ever since she was a very little girl.

Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard concerning her.


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On this page you'll find 137 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unpleasant, such as: disagreeable, distasteful, nasty, obnoxious, sour, and troublesome.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.