Definition of tasteless in English:

tasteless

adjective

  • 1Lacking flavour:

    ‘the vegetables were watery and tasteless’
    • ‘After a few days, even the best instant coffee is much more bland and tasteless.’
    • ‘The steak is gristly and pretty tasteless - the latter a characteristic it shares with the dull chips.’
    • ‘Mr Gray has previously called for supermarkets to stock more British fruit and he even branded French apples tasteless and unappetising.’
    • ‘Their blueberry sauce managed to be thick but watery and tasteless at the same time.’
    • ‘We settled for lager - and got the most insipid, tasteless liquid I've swallowed in a long time.’
    • ‘They have a chewy texture not unlike meat and, since they are basically tasteless, you can flavour them any way you like.’
    • ‘When doctors recommend lowering the salt in your diet, it doesn't mean your food has to be tasteless and bland.’
    • ‘Shark-fin provides gelatinous bulk in soup but is tasteless - the soup has to be flavoured with chicken stock.’
    • ‘According to him, broiler or farm chicken is as good as vegetables, but tasteless and bland, however well they may be prepared.’
    • ‘People often complain that tomatoes sold in supermarkets are bland and tasteless compared with those fresh from the vine.’
    • ‘Research published last year showed Scots do not like counting calories and find healthy foods tasteless and boring.’
    • ‘When you actually buy a pint of this lager, it is generally weak and tasteless: not good beer at all.’
    • ‘The chips were also fine, if extremely well cooked, but the rather bland and tasteless mixed veg were nothing to write home about, so I won't.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the soaked scallop is washed of its flavours, and can become quite tasteless.’
    • ‘I hope their bland, tasteless products never pass my lips ever again.’
    • ‘She found the pancake bland and tasteless and, having sampled a corner, I had to agree.’
    • ‘All the flavours were superficial and the beef was tasteless.’
    • ‘The sauce has a mild, somewhat peculiar curry flavour, but the ravioli are truly tasteless.’
    • ‘Not all of it is usable; the outside has an unpleasant flavour and is scraped off, and the tasteless core is usually discarded.’
    • ‘Lettuce has got to be one of the most tasteless bland things it is possible to eat.’
    flavourless, bland, insipid, unappetizing, unflavoured, savourless, watered-down, watery, weak, thin, vapid, uninspired
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  • 2Considered to be lacking in aesthetic judgement or to constitute inappropriate behaviour:

    ‘a tasteless joke’
    • ‘There is no doubt that certain adverts will be found to be tasteless, insulting, or offensive to certain people - even large groups of people.’
    • ‘Oh, and we laughed at some comments and jokes that were incredibly tasteless and funny.’
    • ‘I now regret that totally tasteless and inappropriate joke about his singing that managed to work its way into the copy.’
    • ‘Crude and tasteless, the film showed no let-up of violence against women and cast aspersions on the morals of working women.’
    • ‘At issue are postage stamps that are tasteless and racially offensive.’
    • ‘But all those parodies and crude appeals to the worst and most tasteless side of our nature, make me despair of human creativity.’
    • ‘He he to admit that the models for the baby clothes are adorable, but there are a whole series of tasteless jokes that could be made here.’
    • ‘First thing Monday morning, I would be in at school or work, entertaining people with crass jokes and tasteless witticisms.’
    • ‘We all remain firmly in the grip of influential, tasteless oafs.’
    • ‘The results can be tasteless, offensive, adolescent, and often counterproductive.’
    • ‘I think it is crude, tasteless, and not to mention a cheap stab at getting attention.’
    • ‘Initially, Dana thought someone was playing a tasteless joke and threw the letter in the bin.’
    • ‘The work is both a stupendously tasteless joke and a massive painting with a cat's face at the top of the middle canvas.’
    • ‘Apart from being a rather tasteless joke, this is blatantly untrue.’
    • ‘The artist who complained to the county said the painting is offensive and tasteless.’
    • ‘It is certainly tasteless and quite funny in a gross out kind of way.’
    • ‘This site is tasteless, pointless, daft, offensive - and worth checking out.’
    • ‘Get called tasteless, crass and unfeeling towards the other victims of the hurricane.’
    • ‘The book the film is based on is nasty and tasteless but the film is just a joke.’
    • ‘However, your pun, besides having little relation to Carlsbad's piece, was both tasteless and offensive.’
    crude, vulgar, low, gross, indelicate, uncouth, crass, tactless, undiplomatic, indiscreet, inappropriate, offensive, unacceptable
    vulgar, crude, tawdry, garish, gaudy, loud, trashy, showy, ostentatious, cheap, cheap and nasty, gross, meretricious, inelegant
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Pronunciation

tasteless

/ˈteɪs(t)ləs/