1. displeasing

adjective. causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities.


  • exasperating
  • disconcerting
  • unpleasant
  • off-putting
  • upsetting
  • vexing
  • infuriating
  • ugly


  • pleasant
  • beautiful
  • moderating
  • good-natured

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Example sentences of the word displeasing

1. Noun, singular or mass
When your American Eskimo puppy bites down on your hand, it will taste the displeasing flavor and not want to bite harder.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Paint only the wall directly behind the sectional in orange or purple and use a neutral shade on the remaining walls if the idea of a lavender room is displeasing.

3. Adjective
This subcutaneous fat at the sides and back of your waist is aesthetically displeasing, but doesn't pose a significant health risk.