unsavory

adjective un·sa·vory \ ˌən-ˈsā-və-rē , -ˈsāv-rē \
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of unsavory

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

Examples of unsavory in a Sentence

  1. He is an unsavory character.

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

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First Known Use of unsavory

13th century


UNSAVORY Defined for English Language Learners

unsavory

adjective

Definition of unsavory for English Language Learners

  • : unpleasant or offensive



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