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adjective unpleasant pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈplez(ə)nt/
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  1. 1
    if something is unpleasant, you do not like or enjoy it
    The smell was very unpleasant.
    an unpleasant experience
    We were all ignoring the unpleasant truth.
  2. 2
    not friendly or kind
    She was really unpleasant on the phone.
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    1. a.
      used about situations in which people are angry or violent
      Things could get very unpleasant if they’re not paid on time.

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