a : objectionable because offensive to one's personal taste : unpleasant, disagreeable <found the job distasteful> <a shady, distasteful character>
b : objectionable because in poor taste, inappropriate, or unethical <a harmless stroking … but it seems oddly distasteful in retrospect — Richard Sandza et al.>
: unpleasant to the taste <distasteful unripe fruit>
— dis·taste·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
— dis·taste·ful·ness noun
Examples of DISTASTEFUL
- The work was distasteful, but it was the best I could find at the time.
- It was a distasteful subject to him.
First Known Use of DISTASTEFUL
Related to DISTASTEFUL
- brackish, unappetizing, unpalatable, unsavory, yucky (also yukky)
- appetizing, delectable, delicious, delish, palatable, savory (also savoury), tasty, toothsome, yummy
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