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unpleasant person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unpleasant person a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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Quotations

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

Usage

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
He was now in a rage, and disposed to vote Miss Pynsent the most unpleasant, conceited young person of his acquaintance.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
There was an end to the disputes about the money, and his unpleasant person no longer occupied the best chair in the kitchen.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Oh, he was such an unpleasant person, so uninteresting after a while.
"Thy Name Is Woman" by Bryce Walton
His victims smarted, but his ready tongue and personal geniality usually extricated him from consequent unpleasantness.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
He was altogether a rather unpleasantly "gloatful" person, as a lover.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Then to me the direct personal relation in which we are brought to the author is unpleasing.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
He is also a highly unpleasant person to argue with, and Miss Sally and I held our peace respectfully.
"Some Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OE. Somerville
Even so, they found themselves battling a flood at a pheasant farm, and incidentally, meeting several unpleasant persons.
"Dan Carter and the Money Box" by Mildred A. Wirt
I've always considered my aunt as the most unpleasant person of my acquaintance.
"Freezing a Mother-in-Law" by Thomas Edgar Pemberton
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In news:

Windows 8's Unpleasant Split Personality.
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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
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