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Synonyms for distasteful
dɪsˈteɪst fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distasteful, unsavory, unsavoury(adj)

    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, yucky(adj)

    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


  1. distasteful(adjective)

    pleasant, pleasing

  2. distasteful(adjective)

    pleasing, pleasant

  3. distasteful(adjective)

    Scrubbing the floors was a distasteful duty to perform.

    pleasant, pleasing

  4. distasteful(adjective)

    distasteful language

    pleasant, pleasing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distasteful(a.)

    nauseous, loathsome, disgusting, unpalatable, unsavory

  2. distasteful(a.)

    disagreeable, offensive, unpleasant, unpleasing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distasteful(a)

    unpleasant offensive, repugnant, unpalatable, unsavory, disagreeable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "distasteful":

    unpleasant, tasteless, tacky, disagreeable, repugnant, disgusting, unsavoury, repulsive, off-putting

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How to use distasteful in a sentence?

  1. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    Even expressions that are offensive, that are distasteful, and intended to sow divisions in an otherwise tight-knit, diverse community like Phoenix, cannot be used as a justification to carry out an act of violence, and certainly can't be used as a justification to carry out an act of terrorism.

  2. Tyson Barker:

    Europeans have considered the last four years extremely distasteful. They've been bemused by Trump's envoys, like Richard Grenell in Germany, who have turned up and started behaving like Fox News anchors and insulting the country they were supposed to be building relations with.

  3. 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.

  4. Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    It's one of the most difficult, distasteful parts of the job, and I'd rather be spending much more time out there than doing this.

  5. 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.

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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