Definition of tasteless in English:

tasteless

adjective

  • 1Lacking flavor.

    • ‘According to him, broiler or farm chicken is as good as vegetables, but tasteless and bland, however well they may be prepared.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lettuce has got to be one of the most tasteless bland things it is possible to eat.’
    • ‘All the flavours were superficial and the beef was tasteless.’
    • ‘The steak is gristly and pretty tasteless - the latter a characteristic it shares with the dull chips.’
    • ‘The sauce has a mild, somewhat peculiar curry flavour, but the ravioli are truly tasteless.’
    • ‘When doctors recommend lowering the salt in your diet, it doesn't mean your food has to be tasteless and bland.’
    • ‘After a few days, even the best instant coffee is much more bland and tasteless.’
    • ‘Their blueberry sauce managed to be thick but watery and tasteless at the same time.’
    • ‘Shark-fin provides gelatinous bulk in soup but is tasteless - the soup has to be flavoured with chicken stock.’
    • ‘They have a chewy texture not unlike meat and, since they are basically tasteless, you can flavour them any way you like.’
    • ‘We settled for lager - and got the most insipid, tasteless liquid I've swallowed in a long time.’
    • ‘Mr Gray has previously called for supermarkets to stock more British fruit and he even branded French apples tasteless and unappetising.’
    • ‘Not all of it is usable; the outside has an unpleasant flavour and is scraped off, and the tasteless core is usually discarded.’
    • ‘She found the pancake bland and tasteless and, having sampled a corner, I had to agree.’
    • ‘I hope their bland, tasteless products never pass my lips ever again.’
    • ‘Research published last year showed Scots do not like counting calories and find healthy foods tasteless and boring.’
    • ‘People often complain that tomatoes sold in supermarkets are bland and tasteless compared with those fresh from the vine.’
    • ‘When you actually buy a pint of this lager, it is generally weak and tasteless: not good beer at all.’
    flavourless, bland, insipid, unappetizing, unflavoured, savourless, watered-down, watery, weak, thin, vapid, uninspired
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  • 2Considered to be lacking in aesthetic judgment or to offend against what is regarded as appropriate behavior.

    ‘a tasteless joke’
    • ‘Crude and tasteless, the film showed no let-up of violence against women and cast aspersions on the morals of working women.’
    • ‘But all those parodies and crude appeals to the worst and most tasteless side of our nature, make me despair of human creativity.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that certain adverts will be found to be tasteless, insulting, or offensive to certain people - even large groups of people.’
    • ‘Initially, Dana thought someone was playing a tasteless joke and threw the letter in the bin.’
    • ‘The book the film is based on is nasty and tasteless but the film is just a joke.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The artist who complained to the county said the painting is offensive and tasteless.’
    • ‘The work is both a stupendously tasteless joke and a massive painting with a cat's face at the top of the middle canvas.’
    • ‘At issue are postage stamps that are tasteless and racially offensive.’
    • ‘Get called tasteless, crass and unfeeling towards the other victims of the hurricane.’
    • ‘First thing Monday morning, I would be in at school or work, entertaining people with crass jokes and tasteless witticisms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This site is tasteless, pointless, daft, offensive - and worth checking out.’
    • ‘Apart from being a rather tasteless joke, this is blatantly untrue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I now regret that totally tasteless and inappropriate joke about his singing that managed to work its way into the copy.’
    • ‘I think it is crude, tasteless, and not to mention a cheap stab at getting attention.’
    • ‘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

/ˈtās(t)ləs//ˈteɪs(t)ləs/