Definition of tasteless in English:



  • 1Lacking flavor.

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