dis|a|gree|a|ble

dis|a|gree|a|ble
dis|a|gree|a|ble «DIHS uh GREE uh buhl», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. not to one's liking; unpleasant: »

to speak a disagreeable truth. A headache is disagreeable.

SYNONYM(S): offensive.
2. not friendly; unkind; bad-tempered; cross: »

She is sometimes disagreeable before breakfast.

–n.
a disagreeable thing: »

... always…seeing difficulties and disagreeables in everything (Elizabeth Gaskell).

dis´a|gree´a|ble|ness, noun.

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