Definition of distasteful
- a harmless stroking … but it seems oddly distasteful in retrospect
- —Richard Sandza et al.
- distasteful unripe fruit
The work was distasteful, but it was the best I could find at the time.
It was a distasteful subject to him.
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abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly;
acceptable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, blessed (also blest), desirable, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable (or likeable), luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, welcome;
: not pleasant or enjoyable
: morally offensive
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