Definition of unpleasantness:
confrontation, disincentive, nuisance, dispute, disagreement, deterrence, conflict, trouble, crime, bother, blow, fight, quarrel, difficulty, kiss of death, goad, cloud, hammer blow, misunderstanding, argument, a war of words, deterrent, controversy.
- badness (part of speech: noun)
- painfulness (part of speech: noun)
The chief's son, with his companion, drew near, and greeted those around the waggon in an easy, offhand fashion, as though he were quite willing to forgive and forget any little unpleasantness of the day before.- "The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley", Bertram Mitford.
- "In the Mayor's Parlour", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.
As far as Owen was concerned, his thoughts were so occupied with the designs for the drawing- room that he had no time for anything else, and most of the others were only too willing to avoid a subject which frequently led to unpleasantness.- "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists", Robert Tressell.