One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a disagreeable smell’
unpleasant, displeasing, nasty, horrible, dreadful, horrid, frightful, abominable, odious, offensive, obnoxious, objectionable, repugnant, repulsive, repellent, revolting, disgusting, foul, vile, nauseating, sickening, hateful, detestable, distasteful, unsavoury, unpalatable
2‘he was a very disagreeable character’
bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, curmudgeonly, cross, crabbed, irritable, grumpy, peevish, snappish, petulant, sulky, sullen, prickly
unfriendly, unpleasant, nasty, mean, mean-spirited
rude, surly, discourteous, impolite, brusque, abrupt, difficult, contrary, churlish, disobliging
cruel, vicious, spiteful
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