What is another word for unpleasantness?

Pronunciation: [ʌnplˈɛzəntnəs] (IPA)

Unpleasantness refers to an experience or situation that causes discomfort, displeasure, or disturbance. There are several synonyms for unpleasantness, including discomfort, agitation, distress, anguish, annoyance, vexation, irritation, frustration, and uneasiness. Each of these words describes different aspects of disquietude or nuisance. Discomfort often refers to physical discomfort, whereas irritation and vexation describe annoyance caused by others or external factors. Anguish and distress refer to emotional suffering. Frustration describes a sense of being thwarted or blocked, while uneasiness can be both physical and emotional. These synonyms all suggest some degree of unpleasantness or inconvenience, but each captures a different nuance or aspect of the experience.

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What are the opposite words for unpleasantness?

Antonyms for the word "unpleasantness" include terms such as "pleasantness," "enjoyment," "pleasure," "delight," "bliss," and "euphoria." These terms are used to describe feelings or experiences that are positive, pleasurable, and enjoyable. When faced with unpleasantness, it is important to counteract it with positive experiences or feelings. This can be achieved through activities that bring joy or create feelings of well-being. Examples include going for a walk in nature, listening to music, spending time with loved ones, or engaging in a hobby or interest. By focusing on positive experiences, unpleasantness can be diminished or even eliminated altogether, leading to a more fulfilling and happy life.

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Usage examples for Unpleasantness

To her vivid imagination the very house itself wore a sad, cheerless aspect that filled her with a vague apprehension of some impending unpleasantness.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
There was a quarrel-or-some unpleasantness between your uncle and him; it's an old thing.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
You can tell him, therefore, that you saw there was no necessity to touch on the topic; it will leave less unpleasantness if we should meet again.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Unpleasantness

  • Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden.
    Thomas Sowell
  • With saccharine terrorism, Mr. Peale refuses to allow his followers to hear, speak or see any evil. For him real human suffering does not exist; there is no such thing as murderous rage, suicidal despair, cruelty, lust, greed, mass poverty, or illiteracy. All these things he would dismiss as trivial mental processes which will evaporate if thoughts are simply turned into more cheerful channels. This attitude is so unpleasant it bears some search for its real meaning. It is clearly not a genuine denial of evil but rather a horror of it. A person turns his eyes away from human bestiality and the suffering it evokes only if he cannot stand to look at it. By doing so he affirms the evil to be absolute, he looks away only when he feels that nothing can be done about it ... The belief in pure evil, an area of experience beyond the possibility of help or redemption, is automatically a summons to action: "evil" means "that which must be attacked ..." Between races for instance, this belief leads to prejudice. In child-rearing it drives parents into trying to obliterate rather than trying to nurture one or another area of the child's emerging personality ... In international relationships it leads to war. As soon as a religious as a religious authority endorses our capacity for hatred, either by refusing to recognize unpleasantness in the style of Mr Peale or in the more classical style of setting up a nice comfortable Satan to hate, it lulls our struggles for growth to a standstill ... Thus Mr Peale's book is not only inadequate for our needs but even undertakes to drown out the fragile inner voice which is the spur to inner growth.
    Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Federal commissioners sat down across the mahogany table from their Southern hosts. After a couple of minutes of chitchat meant to be polite- but during which the three Confederates managed to avoid speaking directly to Butler- Seward said, "Gentlemen, shall we attempt to repair the unpleasantness that lies between our two governments?" "Had you acknowledged from the outset that this land contained to governments, sir, all the unpleasantness, as you call it, would have been avoided," Alexander Stephens pointed out. Like his body, his voice was light and thin. "That may be true, but it's moot now," Stanton said. "Let's deal with the situation as we have it, shall we? Otherwise useless recriminations will take up all our time and lead us nowhere. It was, if I may say so, useless recriminations on both sides that led to the breach between North and South."
    Harry Turtledove
  • Whenever you are about to be oppressed, you have a right to resist oppression: whenever you conceive yourself to be oppressed, conceive yourself to have a right to make resistance, and act accordingly. In proportion as a law of any kind—any act of power, supreme or subordinate, legislative, administrative, or judicial, is unpleasant to a man, especially if, in consideration of such its unpleasantness, his opinion is, that such act of power ought not to have been exercised, he of course looks upon it as oppression: as often as anything of this sort happens to a man—as often as anything happens to a man to inflame his passions,—this article, for fear his passions should not be sufficiently inflamed of themselves, sets itself to work to blow the flame, and urges him to resistance. Submit not to any decree or other act of power, of the justice of which you are not yourself perfectly convinced. If a constable call upon you to serve in the militia, shoot the constable and not the enemy;—if the commander of a press-gang trouble you, push him into the sea—if a bailiff, throw him out of the window. If a judge sentence you to be imprisoned or put to death, have a dagger ready, and take a stroke first at the judge.
    Jeremy Bentham
  • Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
    Mignon McLaughlin

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