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Synonyms for distasteful
dɪsˈteɪst fəldis·taste·ful

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  1. distastefuladjective

    pleasant, pleasing

  2. distastefuladjective

    pleasing, pleasant

  3. distastefuladjective

    Scrubbing the floors was a distasteful duty to perform.

    pleasant, pleasing

  4. distastefuladjective

    distasteful language

    pleasant, pleasing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distasteful, unsavory, unsavouryadjective

    not pleasing in odor or taste

    loathly, unsavory, disgustful, disgusting, yucky, unsavoury, offensive, wicked, revolting, loathsome, foul, repelling, repellant, repellent, skanky

    toothsome, palatable, inoffensive

  2. disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yuckyadjective

    highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

    "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"

    filthy, noisome, fetid, nauseous, revolting, nauseating, marked-up, foul, implike, repellent, mischievous, arch, sickening, dirty, unsavoury, offensive, cruddy, rebarbative, ill-scented, foetid, vile, severe, sinful, pixilated, disgustful, stinking, resistant, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), foul-smelling, loathsome, prankish, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, unholy, skanky, nasty, unsporting, terrible, impish, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, unsavory, fouled, puckish, queasy, repellant

    palatable, toothsome, inoffensive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distastefuladjective

    nauseous, loathsome, disgusting, unpalatable, unsavory

  2. distastefuladjective

    disagreeable, offensive, unpleasant, unpleasing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distastefuladjective

    unpleasant offensive, repugnant, unpalatable, unsavory, disagreeable

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  1. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

  2. Alexandra Brodsky:

    I don't like the word' stealthing.' It sounds like something tricky and distasteful, but kind of like a fad, by calling it nonconsensual condom removal, we make clear what the harm is.

  3. William James:

    A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.

  4. Jeff Van Drew:

    If there isn't anything unbelievably unusual and there's just some distasteful issues -- which there are, no doubt -- I think we move forward, we have an election, and then we take it from there.

  5. Charles Lamb:

    Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.

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Translations for distasteful

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  • отблъскващ, отвратителен, противен, неприятенBulgarian
  • anstößig, geschmacklos, widerwärtig, unangenehmGerman
  • [[de]] [[mal]] [[gusto]], desagradable, chocante, ofensivoSpanish
  • pahanmakuinen, epämiellyttävä, törkeäFinnish
  • déplaisant, désagréableFrench
  • meehaitnyssagh, meevlaystal, meevianaghManx
  • pāhare, matakawa, pūkawa, kūtaitaiMāori
  • przykry, niesmacznyPolish
  • dezagreabil, neplăcut, dezgustător, ofensatorRomanian
  • неприятный, противный, оскорбительный, отвратительныйRussian
  • äcklig, osmaklig, smaklös, illasmakande, frånstötandeSwedish
  • karahaSwahili

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