• Distasteful


    • UK IPA: /dɪsˈteɪstfəɫ/
    • Rhymes: -eɪstfÉ™l

    Alternative forms


    distaste + -ful

    Full definition of distasteful



    1. Having a bad or foul taste.
    2. (figuratively) Unpleasant.
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, The Mirror and the Lamp Chapter 12, All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.
    3. Scrubbing the floors was a distasteful duty to perform.
    4. Offensive.
      distasteful language
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