Definition of distasteful in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsˈteɪstfʊl//dɪsˈteɪstf(ə)l/


  • Causing dislike or aversion; disagreeable or unpleasant.

    ‘he found such cynicism distasteful’
    • ‘Angharad was not used to being ignored and it was an unpleasant and distasteful position to be in.’
    • ‘I find this kind of coverage distasteful, pointless and irrelevant.’
    • ‘The public could boycott distasteful TV serials, after all they held the remote.’
    • ‘The ironic cheers from the home support towards the end of the game were particularly distasteful and served little purpose.’
    • ‘And this seems to be what the advocates of corporate philanthropy find distasteful.’
    • ‘So far, this book is only confirming what I thought: that the whole thing is distasteful and nothing to do with real life.’
    • ‘If someone is unpleasant or distasteful, postings from that address can be blocked.’
    • ‘Debates emphasize ills to be corrected rather than distasteful choices to be made.’
    • ‘As it is, there is something fishy, even distasteful, about the way this story has been broken.’
    • ‘Yes, folding the tent on investments whose high hopes are dashed is mighty distasteful.’
    • ‘I attended one Old Firm match in the 1970s and found it an unpleasant and distasteful affair.’
    • ‘Making use of the emotionally disturbed in this way has become a distasteful trend on the political left.’
    • ‘It may even be distasteful to watch teenagers reduced to tears.’
    • ‘These guy games may seem distasteful, but it should be no secret that girls play similarly in bar situations.’
    • ‘There's something a bit distasteful about the implications of much of the campaign, too.’
    • ‘For sentimental reasons some may find this treatment distasteful.’
    • ‘The notion that a small group would disrupt the event for reasons of self-interest will be regarded as distasteful.’
    • ‘But it is not nearly as distasteful as the fact that four people have died at this accident black spot in four years.’
    • ‘Of course, in some ways this notion is distasteful, obscene and disgusting.’
    • ‘What to some might seem a distasteful consumer frenzy in the wake of so much human suffering is crucial to keeping our economy afloat.’
    unpleasant, disagreeable, displeasing, unpleasing, undesirable
    unpalatable, unsavoury, unappetizing, inedible, disgusting, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, horrible, horrid
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