unsavory

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adjective un·sa·vory \ˌən-ˈsā-və-rē, -ˈsāv-rē\

Definition of unsavory

  1. 1 :  insipid, tasteless

  2. 2a :  unpleasant to taste or smellb :  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

13th Century

First Known Use of unsavory

13th century


UNSAVORY Defined for English Language Learners

unsavory

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adjective un·sa·vory \ˌən-ˈsā-və-rē, -ˈsāv-rē\

Definition of unsavory for English Language Learners

  • : unpleasant or offensive



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