adjective \-ˈsā-və-rē, -ˈsāv-rē\

: unpleasant or offensive

Full Definition of UNSAVORY

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>

First Known Use of UNSAVORY

13th century

Rhymes with UNSAVORY


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