- not to one's taste; unpleasant; offensive
- hard to get along with; quarrelsome
Origin of disagreeableMiddle English disagreable ; from Old French desagreable: see disagree and amp; -able
- Not to one's liking; unpleasant or offensive.
- Having a quarrelsome, bad-tempered manner.
(comparative more disagreeable, superlative most disagreeable)
- Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable.
- Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and teach nothing that is disagreeable thereunto. --Udall.
- 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.
- Nouns to which "disagreeable" is often applied: odor, smell, taste, sensation, thing, person, man, duty, work, feeling, manner, experience, effect, feature, business, surprise, woman, job.
- Something displeasing; anything that is disagreeable.
From Old French desagraable (compare French désagréable). Surface etymology is dis- + agreeable.