late unpleasantness

the late unpleasantness

Meaning:

  • the war that took place recently

Example:

  1. No sooner had Japanese recovered from the late unpleasantness, a massive volcanic eruption took place destroying huge no. of lives & property.
  2. Don’t you think the late unpleasantness could have been avoided had our leaders communicated properly with other countries.
  3. The late unpleasantness of 1999 between India & Pakistan is remembered for the valour of Indian soldiers & their martyrdom.
  4. Had the land dispute of the bordering countries taken seriously & worked upon, the late unpleasantness could have been avoided & so could be the death of innocents.
  5. It was figured that the reason behind the late unpleasantness our country wasn’t any problem but a political agenda.

Origin:
This phrase was originally used for the American Civil War (1861-1865).

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