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distasteful

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adjective dis·taste·ful \(ˌ)dis-ˈtāst-fəl\

Simple Definition of distasteful

  • : not pleasant or enjoyable

  • : morally offensive

Full Definition of distasteful

  1. 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. 2 :  unpleasant to the taste <distasteful unripe fruit>

dis·taste·ful·ly play \-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.



1607

First Known Use of distasteful

1607



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