What is the opposite of pleasing?

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Opposite of pleasing to the mind or senses
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(of climate or weather) Opposite of not aggressive or violent in nature
“A powerful storm is brewing.”
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Opposite of encouraging or arousing enjoyment, interest or enthusiasm
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Opposite of giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
“The concert was a disaster, and the overall experience was horrible.”
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Opposite of a feeling of positivity, satisfaction, or enjoyment
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Opposite of friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
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Opposite of melodiously or musically soft and sweet
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(colloquial) Opposite of pleasing or delightful to the eye or mind
“It is difficult to fathom his unpleasant and misplaced sense of humor.”
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Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
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Opposite of showing good aesthetic judgement or appropriate behaviour
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Opposite of pleasing in general
“Life is harsh, even when the occasional acceptance or freedom temporarily provide respite.”
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Opposite of not harsh in taste
“Saffron has a spicy, pungent, bitter taste and a tenacious odor, so only a very small amount is needed to give flavor and color.”
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Opposite of having picturesque scenery
“The drab castle lawns were in desperate need of some brightly colored flowers.”
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Opposite of small, little (often implying affection)
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Opposite of expressed in a way that obeys rules for constructing formulas in a certain language
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Opposite of having a considerate or kindly disposition
“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
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Opposite of enjoyable or entertaining in an agreeable or inoffensive way
“It is an accomplished film that uses dark humor to leaven its serious topics.”
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Opposite of having or producing a pleasing tune
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Opposite of very excellent
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Opposite of intended to make someone less angry or hostile
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Opposite of relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect
Verb
(displeasing) Opposite of present participle for to make happy or give pleasure to
“John McClane was starting to displease Hans Gruber with his cowboy antics in the Nakatomi Plaza building.”
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(saddening) Opposite of present participle for to make happy or give pleasure to
“Though he is strong of heart, it would sadden him to know the real tragedy behind the loss of his parents.”
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