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Synonyms for unsavoryun·sa·vo·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unsavory

    acrid, bitter, loathsome, nauseous, repulsive, unpalatable

    dainty, delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious, savory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsavory, unsavoury, offensiveadjective

    morally offensive

    "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"

    queasy, loathsome, nauseating, unsavoury, nauseous, offensive, dysphemistic, distasteful, sickening, violative, vile, noisome

    palatable, toothsome, savory, savoury

  2. distasteful, unsavory, unsavouryadjective

    not pleasing in odor or taste

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

    toothsome, savoury, savory, palatable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unsavoryadjective

    unpalatable, tasteless, insipid, flat, vapid, savorless, mawkish, stale, ill-flavored

  2. unsavoryadjective

    unpleasing, disgusting, nauseous, offensive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unsavoryadjective

    offensive, rank, unpleasant, insipid, savorless, mawkish, unpalatable, vapid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unsavory":

    disgusting, repulsive, undesirable, repugnant

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How to use unsavory in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Regardless of what unsavory picture that has been painted of governmental organization, it is still far better than private corporation in appreciating the talent of working professionals.

  2. Scott Prendergast:

    I have lived and worked in New York City my whole life and it is definitely starting to remind me of the 1980s as far as unsavory characters being a lot more visible.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    His facts are wrong. Staples has said that the policy in place was instituted a decade ago, so it was not instituted as a way to get around Obamacare, but he makes it sound as if getting around a law, meaning responding to the incentives that are written into the law, is somehow unsavory. And he talks about that, it's the same way he talks about everything that's private enterprise.

  4. Josh Shapiro:

    Purdue ignored the safety of Pennsylvanians, some of whom died as a result of the illegal and suspicious prescriptions written by these doctors. Purdue took full advantage of the situation. They targeted doctors with unsavory practices, they lied to sell more drugs, and as a result, they pumped our commonwealth with as much Oxy as possible.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    It is unfortunate but an unsavory fact that most people can like, comment and share on social media circle on anything provided it means nothing actually to care about anyone but just fun.

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Dearth
    • B. Gumption
    • C. Spurious
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