disagreeable

Definitions

  • November is the most disagreeable month in the year
    November is the most disagreeable month in the year
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disagreeable not to your liking "a disagreeable situation"
    • adj disagreeable not agreeing with your tastes or expectations "found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it","a job temperamentally unsympathetic to him"
    • adj disagreeable unpleasant to interact with "a disagreeable old man"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci wrote notebook entries in mirror (backwards) script, a trick that kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. It is believed that he was hiding his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, whose teachings sometimes disagreed with what Leonardo observed.
    • Disagreeable 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."
    • Disagreeable Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable. "Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and each nothing that is disagreeable thereunto."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disagreeable Unsuitable; not conformable; not congruous.
    • disagreeable Unpleasing; offensive to the mind or to the senses; distasteful; repugnaut: as, one's manners may be disagreeable; food may be disagreeable to the taste.
    • disagreeable Synonyms Unpleasant, distasteful, unwelcome, ungrateful, obnoxious.
    • n disagreeable A disagreeable thing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Disagreeable not agreeable: unpleasant: offensive
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Quotations

  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.”
  • Augustine Birrell
    Augustine Birrell
    “Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.”
  • John Keats
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    “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.”
  • Alexander The Great
    Alexander The Great
    “In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.”
  • Phaedrus
    Phaedrus
    “The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. désagréable,

Usage

In literature:

She wondered why the disagreeable little fellow had asked such an indiscreet question.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
It had occurred to him that, in the circumstances, Anne might find it peculiarly disagreeable to be stared at.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
It was her turn to be disagreeable.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Disagreeable thoughts would come, and try as she might she could not drive them away.
"Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Katherine was getting quite used to him, though they disagreed and argued a good deal.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
A nauseous drug may then be swallowed without experiencing any disagreeable taste.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The disagreeable gentleman had been ill used.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Most members of the bug order can eject a disagreeable liquid, though few of them do it so successfully as the stink bug.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
A night's sound sleep served to separate her further from the disagreeable incidents of the previous day.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
While Mrs. Danvers was disagreeing with him, Cecil took her turn at inspection.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
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In poetry:

There once was a man whom the gods didn't love,
And a disagreeable man was he.
He loathed his neighbours, and his neighbours hated him,
And he cursed eternally.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
'Tis thou, Melissa, thou deserv'st my care;
How can my will and reason disagree?
How can my passion live beneath despair?
How can my bosom sigh for aught but thee?
"Elegy V. He Compares the Turbulence of Love With the Tranquillity of Friendship" by William Shenstone
But when it shall happen the two disagree,
Ill-nature, retorts, and returns, you may see.
The Peasants alarm'd will begin to take sides;
The plague becomes pow'rful--the village divides.
"The Way To Rule A Village" by William Hutton
Saints, at your heav'nly Father's word
Give up your comforts to the Lord;
Behold how sinners disagree,
The publican and Pharisee!
One doth his righteousness proclaim,
The other owns his guilt and shame.
"Hymn 131" by Isaac Watts
A lodge within the fastness of the desert waste, or wild,
Is better than the castle hall and palace courts defiled
By wielding of the epigram and reign of repartee,
Where the housewife's pride and glory is to nag and disagree.
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
I tell him I suppose she's rich, or so she seems to be;
Most likely some reel city swell - an' he don't disagree.
I says to him the chances are I'll not see her no more.
Then he gives me a funny look, an' curls up on the floor.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

Illinois districts disagree about transportation fees for children of horse track workers.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest disagrees with the use of palm oil because it increases the amount of saturated fat in bakery foods.
A scientist who has long disagreed with the dominant view that global warming stems mainly from human activity has resigned from a panel that is completing a report for the Bush administration on temperature trends in the atmosphere.
I disagreed with that description.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker ' Patently Disagrees' With NJ Governor Chris Christie on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum.
We ate at Ma Peche last night and strongly disagree with the negative comments.
To younger people, she's the winner of a season of "Celebrity Apprentice" and the all-around disagreeable red-carpet interrogator for various awards show.
Police union president Nelson Cuba says many officers disagree with change.
Obama Plainly Disagrees with His World Bank Nominee.
Democrats use 2009 video to play up Buck's disagreeing on separating church, state.
Letters to the Editor Larry Stem Regarding the "Agree and disagree" letter in the July 6 Gazette.
I disagree with FB's reason.
I don't disagree with that perspective, but like Mr Konczal, I'm sceptical that it generally mitigates against government social-welfare policies, as opposed to for them.
No one with any scientific sense now disagrees about the severity of the climate crisis.
(Clarification: Occupy Lansing movement members disagree with information used in this column that says the Occupy Lansing meeting at the Capital Area District Library on Dec 1 was off the record.
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In science:

Conjecturally they disagree in higher dimensions.
Rational surfaces in index-one Fano hypersurfaces
In particular, we find a natural explanation for the disagreeement between SDSS and WMAP data on the low value of s8 and for the observed low l anomaly in the CMB (temperature anisotropies) T T − spectrum observed both by COBE as well as by WMAP .
Cosmological Avatars of the Landscape II: CMB and LSS Signatures
The relative minus sign is due to the fact that if we use the natural orientations of ∂Σ and C induced by their inclusions into Σ, the orientations on ∂C induced by its inclusions in ∂Σ and in C disagree.
D-brane networks in flux vacua, generalized cycles and calibrations
The largest discrepancy between model and observations is found for α Aql and is less than 3%—it should be noted that the interferom etric measurements reported on this particular target by Monnier et al. (2007) and Domiciano de Souza et al. (2005) disagree at the 3σ level (4% of θLD ).
A near-infrared interferometric survey of debris disc stars. II. CHARA/FLUOR observations of six early-type dwarfs
H 2 (1)? For the diffeomorphism group, it would mean that best matched observers who agree on the “location” of points initially would, through (3.12), disagree on their location in the end.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
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