Examples of unsavory in a Sentence
He is an unsavory character.
an unsavory blend of spices that simply overwhelmed the fish's delicate flavor
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Despite the unsavory buildup, the bout is likely to be the biggest fight on U.S. soil since Mayweather vanquished Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Is the State of Michigan responsible for unsavory conditions in some Detroit schools?
More generally, voter purges have a long and unsavory reputation as a tool of GOP voter suppression, most famously in Florida in 2000, when Republican election officials purged thousands of voters who were erroneously identified as ex-felons.
Ordinarily, that requires a security clearance, awarded only after a background check that peruses ties to foreign countries, associations with unsavory characters, and vulnerability to blackmail.
A couple of months after this visit, the fiancee texted that my son hadn’t worked for three months, won’t look for a job, and is hanging out with unsavory characters.
Much of his career was spent working for unsavory foreign leaders, most recently the Vladimir Putin client and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, deposed in a popular 2014 revolt.
All this horse trading is a familiar, if unsavory, component of threading major legislation through Congress.
Moving either of them, even for a player with a somewhat unsavory contract at a different position, could help balance the roster.
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First Known Use of unsavory
Synonymsbrackish, unappetizing, unpalatable, distasteful, yucky (also yukky)
Antonymsappetizing, delectable, delicious, delish, palatable, savory (also savoury), tasty, toothsome, yummy
Related Wordsabominable, awful, bad, filthy, foul, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening; bland, flat, flavorless, insipid, savorless, tasteless
Near Antonymsappealing, attractive, flavorful, piquant, rich
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