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unsavory

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adjective un·sa·vory \-ˈsā-və-rē, -ˈsāv-rē\

Simple Definition of unsavory

  • : unpleasant or offensive

Full Definition of unsavory

  1. 1 :  insipid, tasteless

  2. 2 a :  unpleasant to taste or smell b :  disagreeable, distasteful <an unsavory assignment>; especially :  morally offensive <unsavory business practices>

Examples of unsavory

  1. He is an unsavory character.

  2. <an unsavory blend of spices that simply overwhelmed the fish's delicate flavor>



13th Century

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13th century

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