distasteful

  • 1 Distasteful — Dis*taste ful, a. 1. Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome. [1913 Webster] 2. Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable; as, a distasteful truth. [1913 Webster] Distasteful answer, and sometimes unfriendly actions …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 distasteful — index bitter (acrid tasting), deplorable, heinous, loathsome, objectionable, offensive (offending), repugnant (exciting aversion) …

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  • 3 distasteful — c.1600, from DISTASTE (Cf. distaste) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Distastefully; distastefulness …

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  • 4 distasteful — obnoxious, *repugnant, repellent, abhorrent, invidious Analogous words: *hateful, odious, detestable, abominable: *offensive, loathsome, repulsive, repugnant, revolting Antonyms: agreeable: palatable Contrasted words: *pleasant, pleasing,… …

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  • 5 distasteful — [adj] repulsive, unpleasant abhorrent, abominable, afflictive, bitter, detestable, disagreeable, dislikable, displeasing, flat, flavorless, galling, grievous, grody*, gross*, hateful, icky*, insipid, loathsome, nauseous, objectionable, obnoxious …

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  • 6 distasteful — [dis′tāst′fəl, dis′tāst΄fəl] adj. 1. unpleasant to taste 2. causing distaste; disagreeable distastefully adv. distastefulness n …

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  • 7 distasteful — adj. 1) distasteful to (his behavior was distasteful to everyone) 2) distasteful to + inf. (it was distasteful for me to have to enforce discipline) * * * [dɪs teɪstf(ə)l] distasteful to (his behavior was distasteful to everyone) distasteful to + …

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  • 8 distasteful — adjective Date: 1607 1. a. objectionable because offensive to one s personal taste ; unpleasant, disagreeable < found the job distasteful > < a shady, distasteful character > b. objectionable because i …

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  • 9 distasteful — distastefully, adv. distastefulness, n. /dis tayst feuhl/, adj. 1. unpleasant, offensive, or causing dislike: a distasteful chore. 2. unpleasant to the taste: a distasteful medicine. 3. showing distaste or dislike. [1600 10; DISTASTE + FUL] Syn.… …

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  • 10 distasteful — adjective a) Having a bad or foul taste Scrubbing the floors was a distasteful duty to perform. b) unpleasant distasteful language Ant: pl …

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  • 11 distasteful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 12 distasteful — [[t]dɪ̱ste͟ɪstfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n If something is distasteful to you, you think it is unpleasant, disgusting, or immoral. He found it distasteful to be offered a cold buffet and drinks before witnessing the execution. Syn: repugnant …

    English dictionary

  • 13 distasteful — adjective 1) distasteful behavior Syn: unpleasant, disagreeable, displeasing, undesirable; objectionable, offensive, unsavory, unpalatable, obnoxious; disgusting, repellent, repulsive, revolting, repugnant, abhorrent, loathsome …

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  • 14 distasteful — dis|taste|ful [dısˈteıstfəl] adj unpleasant or morally offensive ▪ What follows is John s story. Parts of it may seem distasteful, even shocking …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 distasteful — dis|taste|ful [ dıs teıstfəl ] adjective unpleasant in a way that upsets or offends you: Many people have complained that they found the pictures distasteful …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 distasteful — adjective very unpleasant or morally offensive: What follows is John s story. Parts of it may seem distasteful, even shocking. distastefully adverb distastefulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 distasteful — UK [dɪsˈteɪstf(ə)l] / US [dɪsˈteɪstfəl] adjective unpleasant in a way that upsets or offends you Many people have complained that they found the pictures distasteful …

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  • 18 distasteful — distaste ► NOUN ▪ dislike or aversion. DERIVATIVES distasteful adjective distastefully adverb distastefulness noun …

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  • 19 distasteful — adjective 1. not pleasing in odor or taste • Syn: ↑unsavory, ↑unsavoury • Similar to: ↑unpalatable • Derivationally related forms: ↑unsavoriness (for: ↑ …

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  • 20 distasteful — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abominable, bitter, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, dislikable, displeasing, flat, flavorless, foul, foul tasting, fulsome, galling, grievous, hateful, ill flavored, insipid, intolerable, loathsome,… …

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