Definition of 'unpleasantness'
Example sentences containing 'unpleasantness'
Quite enough unpleasantness is already caused on public transport by people using electronic equipment in such a way.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He waited, not too dissatisfied with the unpleasantness of the situation.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
But the incident had proved to be a waste of energy on his part and a cause of unnecessary unpleasantness for those caught up in the swell.Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)
No one wanted that, and there was strength in the human desire to avoid unpleasantness at any price until the last possible instant.21 DOG YEARS (2002)
After all, we wouldn't want any unpleasantness.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
On account of there being rather a lot of shooting, shelling and general mayhem and unpleasantness going on in Croatia at the time of my visit.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I want the unpleasantness to stop so I can put my head back in the sand.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'unpleasantness'
View usage over:
Definition of unpleasantness from the Collins English Dictionary
Why every generation is at risk
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.