unpalatable

adjective
un·​pal·​at·​able | \ ˌən-ˈpa-lə-tə-bəl How to pronounce unpalatable (audio) \

Definition of unpalatable

1 : not palatable : distasteful unpalatable wines
2 : unpleasant, disagreeable raising income tax rates is politically unpalatable— Mary Rowland

Other Words from unpalatable

unpalatability \ ˌən-​ˌpa-​lə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unpalatable (audio) \ noun

Examples of unpalatable in a Sentence

pasta and honey is an unpalatable combination hesitated before sharing some of the more unpalatable details of his captivity
Recent Examples on the Web The Ukraine war has made the thought of playing for oligarchs unpalatable. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 30 May 2022 For many in Taiwan, China's authoritarian turn under Xi, and its moves to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, have made any deeper political ties to the country unpalatable. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 24 May 2022 For many in Taiwan, China’s authoritarian turn under Xi, and its moves to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, have made any deeper political ties to the country unpalatable. Peter Baker, BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2022 For many in Taiwan, China’s authoritarian turn under Mr. Xi, and its moves to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, have made any deeper political ties to the country unpalatable. New York Times, 23 May 2022 That is an unpalatable recipe for runoff and weeds. Lynlee Austell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 July 2022 The bank warned that making emissions more expensive could be unpalatable for policy makers concerned about inflation and a potential economic downturn. Ed Ballard, WSJ, 24 May 2022 Oh, and meanwhile, Hopper (David Harbour) is stuck in a Soviet gulag, because why not add that plot to this unpalatable stew? Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Democrats hope that their far-right ideological bent will prove unpalatable to voters. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unpalatable

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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1 Aug 2022

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“Unpalatable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpalatable. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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