Definition of tasteless in English:

tasteless

adjective

  • 1Lacking flavour.

    ‘the vegetables were watery and tasteless’
    • ‘She found the pancake bland and tasteless and, having sampled a corner, I had to agree.’
    • ‘We settled for lager - and got the most insipid, tasteless liquid I've swallowed in a long time.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the soaked scallop is washed of its flavours, and can become quite tasteless.’
    • ‘The steak is gristly and pretty tasteless - the latter a characteristic it shares with the dull chips.’
    • ‘After a few days, even the best instant coffee is much more bland and tasteless.’
    • ‘Mr Gray has previously called for supermarkets to stock more British fruit and he even branded French apples tasteless and unappetising.’
    • ‘The sauce has a mild, somewhat peculiar curry flavour, but the ravioli are truly tasteless.’
    • ‘According to him, broiler or farm chicken is as good as vegetables, but tasteless and bland, however well they may be prepared.’
    • ‘Research published last year showed Scots do not like counting calories and find healthy foods tasteless and boring.’
    • ‘I hope their bland, tasteless products never pass my lips ever again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Not all of it is usable; the outside has an unpleasant flavour and is scraped off, and the tasteless core is usually discarded.’
    • ‘Shark-fin provides gelatinous bulk in soup but is tasteless - the soup has to be flavoured with chicken stock.’
    • ‘When doctors recommend lowering the salt in your diet, it doesn't mean your food has to be tasteless and bland.’
    • ‘Lettuce has got to be one of the most tasteless bland things it is possible to eat.’
    • ‘Their blueberry sauce managed to be thick but watery and tasteless at the same time.’
    • ‘People often complain that tomatoes sold in supermarkets are bland and tasteless compared with those fresh from the vine.’
    • ‘They have a chewy texture not unlike meat and, since they are basically tasteless, you can flavour them any way you like.’
    • ‘When you actually buy a pint of this lager, it is generally weak and tasteless: not good beer at all.’
    • ‘All the flavours were superficial and the beef was tasteless.’
    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’
    • ‘Initially, Dana thought someone was playing a tasteless joke and threw the letter in the bin.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that certain adverts will be found to be tasteless, insulting, or offensive to certain people - even large groups of people.’
    • ‘This site is tasteless, pointless, daft, offensive - and worth checking out.’
    • ‘I think it is crude, tasteless, and not to mention a cheap stab at getting attention.’
    • ‘Apart from being a rather tasteless joke, this is blatantly untrue.’
    • ‘The work is both a stupendously tasteless joke and a massive painting with a cat's face at the top of the middle canvas.’
    • ‘But all those parodies and crude appeals to the worst and most tasteless side of our nature, make me despair of human creativity.’
    • ‘The book the film is based on is nasty and tasteless but the film is just a joke.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Get called tasteless, crass and unfeeling towards the other victims of the hurricane.’
    • ‘We all remain firmly in the grip of influential, tasteless oafs.’
    • ‘Oh, and we laughed at some comments and jokes that were incredibly tasteless and funny.’
    • ‘Crude and tasteless, the film showed no let-up of violence against women and cast aspersions on the morals of working women.’
    • ‘First thing Monday morning, I would be in at school or work, entertaining people with crass jokes and tasteless witticisms.’
    • ‘I now regret that totally tasteless and inappropriate joke about his singing that managed to work its way into the copy.’
    • ‘At issue are postage stamps that are tasteless and racially offensive.’
    • ‘The artist who complained to the county said the painting is offensive and tasteless.’
    • ‘The results can be tasteless, offensive, adolescent, and often counterproductive.’
    • ‘However, your pun, besides having little relation to Carlsbad's piece, was both tasteless and offensive.’
    • ‘It is certainly tasteless and quite funny in a gross out kind of way.’
    vulgar, crude, tawdry, garish, gaudy, loud, trashy, showy, ostentatious, cheap, cheap and nasty, gross, meretricious, inelegant
    crude, vulgar, low, gross, indelicate, uncouth, crass, tactless, undiplomatic, indiscreet, inappropriate, offensive, unacceptable
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Pronunciation

tasteless

/ˈteɪs(t)ləs/