disagreeableness

Definitions

  • November is the most disagreeable month in the year
    November is the most disagreeable month in the year
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disagreeableness an ill-tempered and offensive disposition
    • n disagreeableness the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
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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.
    • n Disagreeableness The state or quality of being; disagreeable; unpleasantness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disagreeableness The state or quality of being disagreeable. Unsuitableness; incongruity; contrariety. [Rare.]
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.”
  • Darryl F. Zanuck
    Darryl F. Zanuck
    “If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W.%20S.%20Gilbert
    “I love my fellow creatures -- I do all the good I can -- yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!”
  • Alexandria Penney
    Alexandria Penney
    “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.”

Usage

In literature:

He thought Cliffe had been disagreeably surprised to see him that afternoon.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
This has been widely disagreed with, and is not at all an acceptable theory in its entirety.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
We may disagree on methods, but if we both wish the good of New York, we can't disagree on results.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
Therefore you must see that the result of our fight will be disagreeable to you in any case.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
Walked out to the lake, and coquetted with this disagreeable weather, whereby I catch chilblains in my fingers and cold in my head.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
The disagreeable expression vanished and he was his usual calm, unruffled self.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
O hero, full well do I know the reason why thou hadst entered my chamber and didst what thou regardest to be an act disagreeable to me.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Whether it be pleasurable or painful, agreeable, or disagreeable, tell me all.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The duty would be doubtless disagreeable, but she would do it with all the more diligence on that account.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Confess, now, you think me a very disagreeable person, because I happened to disagree with you that evening.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

The watchmen as they past along
Full four yards off could smell,
And a curse bestowed upon the load
So disagreeable.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
They speak about their in-laws
And cousins twice removed,
And disagreeable neighbours
And loves inconstant proved —
"The Misanthrope" by Cicely Fox Smith
The law and gospel disagree,
Like Hagar, Sarah, bond and free:
The former's Hagar's servitude,
The latter Sarah's happy brood.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Aw rarely have a sickly spell,--
Mi appetite aw'm fain to tell
Ne'er plays noa scurvy tricks on me,
Nowt ivver seems to disagree.
"Fairly Weel-off" by John Hartley
The first thing I remember whereon we disagreed
Was something concerning heaven--a difference in our creed;
We arg'ed the thing at breakfast, we arg'ed the thing at tea,
And the more we arg'ed the question the more we didn't agree.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton
The first thing I remember whereon we disagreed
Was something concerning heaven—a difference in our creed;
We arg'ed the thing at breakfast, we arg'ed the thing at tea,
And the more we arg'ed the question the more we didn't agree.
"Betsey and I are out" by Will McKendree Carleton

In news:

He has done something few do around the Crimson Tide football program: Disagree publicly with Nick Saban.
I disagree with just about everything in George Will's pro-tight-money column except its spirit.
OREM, Utah–You may think you've seen just about everything when it comes to folding chairs, but Randy Hales would absolutely disagree.
When a food in my kitchen appears to have passed its prime, my husband and I often disagree about whether to keep or toss it.
I have to disagree with David Richards's comment about musicals in regional theater.
Experts, however, often disagree on both questions.
Dark and stewlike is best, says one cook, while another, who may be a close friend or neighbor, disagrees.
You'd have to be an android to disagree.
I write this because it's one of those foods that makes usually reasonable (OK, occasionally reasonable) people carry on like unpleasable idealists eager to disagree.
Sherwin-Williams, in its advertiser's statement, said the company disagrees with NAD 's finding regarding the claims "eliminates household odors" and "odor eliminating technology.
Patients who feel genuinely engaged may be motivated to post good physician reviews, or disagree with negative ones.
Everyone who disagrees with me is stupid or morally obtuse .
"I disagree with Perry," Andy said.
The CIO and vendor disagree about how fast, exactly, but a live-at-the-office mentality and pressure to respond to customers in real time keep the joint jumping.
Sommer : The One Time I Disagreed with Mad Men 's Writers.
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In science:

This implies that the piece of surface may be oriented to disagree with the local orientation of both circles (since the circles have opposite types of local orientations based on their different labels).
A Diagramless Link Homology
Thus, in the classical limit (at large separations) the Drude model approach finds support from the source side of statistical physics although it has difficulties with respect to the Nernst theorem and disagrees with the experimental data at short separations.
The Casimir Effect and the Foundations of Statistical Physics
Thus, we still disagree with the conclusion of Crapsi et al. (2008) that Tbol provides a good measure of evolutionary status for moderate inclinations (25 − 70◦) with lines-of-sight that do not pass through either the cavity or the disk, which they reached by assuming a constant θc = 15◦ .
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
We disagree with their conclusion that Tbol is not a good evolutionary indicator; we find that it is not quite as good as Lbol/Lsmm but remains a satisfactory indicator of evolutionary status (although this will change in the later models; see below).
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
Taking the sign of hc in {−1, +1} as its membership prediction for class c, one sees that when the edge is positive (resp. negative), the membership predicted by classifier and the actual example’s membership agree (resp. disagree).
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
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