Examples of yucky in a Sentence
The water was dirty and smelled yucky.
I felt yucky after eating all that cake.
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How did two nice people get into such a yucky business?
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Origin and Etymology of yucky
First Known Use: 1970See Words from the same year
Synonymsbrackish, unappetizing, unpalatable, unsavory, distasteful (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
YUCKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yucky for English Language Learners
: causing discomfort, disgust, or a strong feeling of dislike : unpleasant and disgusting
: having an unpleasant feeling in your stomach : somewhat sick
YUCKY Defined for Kids
Definition of yucky for Students
- a yucky smell
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