late unpleasantness

late unpleasantness

Euph. the U.S. Civil War. (Old.) The town courthouse was burned in the late unpleasantness. Many of my ancestors lost their lives in the late unpleasantness.
See also: late, unpleasantness
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It is one of those days during the late unpleasantness, sometimes called World War II.
It is unlikely that anyone with significant knowledge of the Army or the late unpleasantness in Southeast Asia, upon reading these two sentences, would respond other than with a scatological barnyard expletive or some more genteel utterance representing the same level of acceptance.
During the late unpleasantness in Iraq, there was nary a nationally known politician who spoke against the war.
It has been called the Uncivil War, the Brother's War, the Old Confederate War, and my personal favorite, the Late Unpleasantness.