distasteful


dis·taste·ful

adjective \(ˌ)dis-ˈtāst-fəl\

: not pleasant or enjoyable

: morally offensive

Full Definition of DISTASTEFUL

1
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.>
2
:  unpleasant to the taste <distasteful unripe fruit>
dis·taste·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
dis·taste·ful·ness noun

Examples of DISTASTEFUL

  1. The work was distasteful, but it was the best I could find at the time.
  2. It was a distasteful subject to him.

First Known Use of DISTASTEFUL

1607

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