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Synonyms for unsavory
un·sa·vo·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unsavory

    Synonyms:
    acrid, bitter, loathsome, nauseous, repulsive, unpalatable

    Antonyms:
    dainty, delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious, savory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsavory, unsavoury, offensiveadjective

    morally offensive

    "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"

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

    Antonyms:
    palatable, toothsome, savory, savoury

  2. distasteful, unsavory, unsavouryadjective

    not pleasing in odor or taste

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

    Antonyms:
    toothsome, savoury, savory, palatable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unsavoryadjective

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

  2. unsavoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    unpleasing, disgusting, nauseous, offensive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unsavoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Aaron Fischer:

    When you actually crack a prostitution ring or crackdown on junkets, that's always going to create a lot of headlines. Short term, it might be painful to see these unsavory things.

  5. President Biden:

    If you’re doing business with the friends of Russia, you’re helping out Russians. It’s that simple, now you have an energy crisis, and your only way to resolve that is to do business with some of the most unsavory countries on Planet Earth who are the biggest human rights abusers.


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