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Webster 1913 Edition


Disagreeable

Disˊa-gree′a-ble

(dĭsˊȧ-grē′ȧ-b’l)
,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
désagréable
.]
1.
Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable.
Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and each nothing that is
disagreeable
thereunto.
Udall.
2.
Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
That which is
disagreeable
to one is many times agreeable to another, or
disagreeable
in a less degree.
Wollaston.

Webster 1828 Edition


Disagreeable

DISAGREEABLE

,
Adj.
1.
Contrary; unsuitable; not conformable; not congruous. [Little used.]
This conduct was disagreeable to her natural sincerity.
2.
Unpleasing; offensive to the mind, or to the sense; but expressing less than disgusting and odious. Behavior may be disagreeable to our minds; food may be disagreeable to the taste; many things are disagreeable to the sight; sounds may be disagreeable to the ear, and odors to the smell. Whatever is disagreeable gives some pain or uneasiness.

Definition 2022


disagreeable

disagreeable

English

Adjective

disagreeable (comparative more disagreeable, superlative most disagreeable)

  1. Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable.
    (Can we date this quote?) Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and teach nothing that is disagreeable thereunto. --Udall.
  2. Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
    (Can we date this quote?) That which is disagreeable to one is many times agreeable to another, or disagreeable in a less degree. --Wollaston.

Usage notes

  • Nouns to which "disagreeable" is often applied: odor, smell, taste, sensation, thing, person, man, woman, duty, work, feeling, manner, experience, effect, feature, business, surprise, job.

Antonyms

Translations

Noun

disagreeable (plural disagreeables)

  1. Something displeasing; anything that is disagreeable.
    • 1855, Blackwood's magazine (volume 77, page 331)
      The disagreeables of travelling are necessary evils, to be encountered for the sake of the agreeables of resting and looking round you.