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>
distastefullyplay \-fə-lē\ adverb
Examples of distasteful in a sentence
The work was distasteful, but it was the best I could find at the time.
It was a distasteful subject to him.
First Known Use of distasteful
DISTASTEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of distasteful for English Language Learners
: not pleasant or enjoyable
: morally offensive
DISTASTEFUL Defined for Kids
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