unpleasant person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unpleasant person a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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  • Dean William R. Inge
    “Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.”


In literature:

Despite the presence of these unpleasing persons, the opening performance must be pronounced a real success.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" by Various
Dust clung unpleasantly to its hairy and ill-favoured person.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I always find it difficult to be just to a person of markedly unpleasant appearance.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
If Silas Thayer can get his hands on the guilty persons, the situation will become a lot more unpleasant than it already is.
"Watch the Sky" by James H. Schmitz
This Bohemian nobleman was not an altogether unpleasing personality.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
She looked over her shoulder as though she expected to see some unpleasant object, or person.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
A kindred principle is, to do in person the more difficult and unpleasant work, and to commit the more easy and delightful to proxy.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
It is unpleasant to the person that has it, and it renders him unfit for the society of others.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
I found, and it was not an unpleasant thing, that I had grown to be a person of consequence.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
It was he who performed the unpleasant duty of sending persons suspected of disloyalty further South, thereby often separating families.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur

In news:

Windows 8's Unpleasant Split Personality.

In science:

As a retired person, publication gives no professional benefit, and it is highly unpleasant to have to deal with incompetent referees and journals which lack scientific integrity.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich