Synonyms for unpleasant

Synonyms for (adjective) unpleasant

Synonyms: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors

Similar words: sulfurous, sulphurous, caustic, blistering, bitter, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, virulent, vitriolic

Definition: harsh or corrosive in tone

Usage: an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose; a barrage of acid comments; her acrid remarks make her many enemies; bitter words; blistering criticism; caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics; a sulfurous denunciation; a vitriolic critique


Similar words: beastly, god-awful, hellish

Definition: very unpleasant

Usage: hellish weather; stop that god-awful racket


Similar words: grim, dour, forbidding

Definition: harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

Usage: a dour, self-sacrificing life; a forbidding scowl; a grim man loving duty more than humanity; undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw- J.M.Barrie


Similar words: dreadful

Definition: very unpleasant


Similar words: embarrassing, mortifying

Definition: causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation

Usage: the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles; it was mortifying to know he had heard every word


Similar words: harsh, rough

Definition: unpleasantly stern

Usage: wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus; the nomad life is rough and hazardous


Similar words: harsh

Definition: disagreeable to the senses

Usage: the harsh cry of a blue jay; harsh cognac; the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes; harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway


Similar words: hot

Definition: very unpleasant or even dangerous

Usage: make it hot for him; in the hot seat; in hot water


Similar words: sore, painful, afflictive

Definition: causing misery or pain or distress

Usage: it was a sore trial to him; the painful process of growing up


Similar words: rebarbative, repellant, repellent

Definition: serving or tending to repel

Usage: he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful; I find his obsequiousness repellent


Similar words: sharp, sharp-worded, tart

Definition: harsh

Usage: sharp criticism; a sharp-worded exchange; a tart remark


Similar words: ungrateful

Definition: disagreeable

Usage: I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure- Abraham Lincoln


Similar words: unhappy

Definition: causing discomfort

Usage: the unhappy truth