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1‘a very unpleasant situation’
disagreeable, irksome, troublesome, annoying, irritating, vexatious, displeasing, uncomfortable, distressing, nasty, horrible, appalling, terrible, awful, dreadful, hateful, detestable, miserable, abominable, execrable, odious, invidious, objectionable, offensive, obnoxious, repugnant, repulsive, repellent, revolting, disgusting, distasteful, nauseating, unsavoury, unpalatable, ugly
2‘he was the most unpleasant man I knew’
unlikable, unlovable, unattractive, disagreeable
unfriendly, inconsiderate, rude, impolite, obnoxious, nasty, spiteful, cruel, malicious, mean, mean-spirited, vicious, poisonous, venomous, vindictive, malign
frightful, ghastly, insufferable, unbearable, annoying, irritating
churlish, ill-natured, ill-humoured, ill-tempered, cross, bad-tempered
3‘an unpleasant burnt sugar taste’
unappetizing, unpalatable, unsavoury, uninviting, unappealing, off-putting, inedible, uneatable, bitter, sour, rancid
disgusting, repugnant, revolting, nauseating, sickening, offensive, foul, rotten, vile
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