unpleasantly

All Adverb
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  • He was unpleasantly worked on by her free use of his name. Cited from Maurice Guest, Henry Handel Richardson
  • I trust, however, that the time here has not been passed unpleasantly to you. Cited from Middlemarch, by George Eliot[#1]
  • If he does, it might make the old man keep an unpleasantly sharp eye on you. Cited from A Man of Mark, by Anthony Hope
  • A man may well imagine it impossible ever to think so unpleasantly of himself! Cited from Unspoken Sermons, by George MacDonald
  • Children sometimes feel unpleasantly because they are not permitted to play in the street. Cited from The Nest in the Honeysuckles, and other Stories, by Various
  • One can name many in whose situation one would not be,-not one who is not situated unpleasantly. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole v3, Horace Walpole
  • At that he let the matter drop, but it came up unpleasantly enough, later. Cited from The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Perhaps, too, what little employment he had was performed ill, at best unpleasantly. Cited from Sartor Resartus, by Thomas Carlyle
  • Something in her hard, plain face had become suddenly and unpleasantly familiar. Cited from The Life Everlasting, Marie Corelli
  • The ice-cakes ground unpleasantly against each other and had things pretty much their own way. Cited from Overland through Asia (Illustrated), by Thomas Wallace Knox
  • The question had knocked unpleasantly at the young man's mind before now. Cited from Queed, by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • The same thing happened earlier in the day, but that time I was not so unpleasantly near. Cited from Wanderings by Southern Waters, Eastern Aquitaine, Edward Harrison Barker
  • He became unpleasantly aware of the feeling of his brother's fingers on his hand. Cited from When God Laughs, and Other Stories, by Jack London
  • Small wonder that was when they did not know where to shoot, although one shot went unpleasantly near us. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Jan 23, 1915 V.1 N.4
  • I have since reflected that certain kinds of men seem to take love very unpleasantly. Cited from More Tish, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They push by as well as they can, but still they crowd unpleasantly. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873, by Various
  • The circumstances of their last meeting at my house lingered unpleasantly in my mind. Cited from The Red Planet, William J. Locke
  • When she raised her eyes to meet his, he saw that they were sullen, almost unpleasantly so. Cited from Viola Gwyn, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • And when he speaks unpleasantly about his friends he has simply abandoned what he formerly had in common with them. Cited from Criminal Psychology, by Hans Gross
  • I felt that the matter must be cleared up, for it was becoming unpleasantly complex. Cited from The Gambler, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Meaning of unpleasantly

  • adverb In an unpleasant manner
    he had been unpleasantly surprised