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Webster 1913 Edition


Distasteful

Dis-taste′ful

,
Adj.
1.
Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome.
2.
Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable;
as, a
distasteful
truth
.
Distasteful
answer, and sometimes unfriendly actions.
Milton.
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Dis-taste′ful-ly
,
adv.
Dis-taste′ful-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Distasteful

DISTASTEFUL

,
Adj.
1.
Nauseous; unpleasant or disgusting to the taste.
2.
Offensive; displeasing; as a distasteful truth.
3.
Malevolent; as distasteful looks.

Definition 2021


distasteful

distasteful

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Adjective

distasteful (comparative more distasteful, superlative most distasteful)

  1. Having a bad or foul taste.
  2. (figuratively) Unpleasant.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexionor rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversationsuch talk had been distressingly out of place.
    Scrubbing the floors was a distasteful duty to perform.
  3. Offensive.
    distasteful language

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