Distasteful
Distasteful Dis*taste"ful, a. 1. Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome. [1913 Webster]

2. Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable; as, a distasteful truth. [1913 Webster]

Distasteful answer, and sometimes unfriendly actions. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Manifesting distaste or dislike; repulsive. ``Distasteful looks.'' --Shak.

Syn: Nauseous; unsavory; unpalatable; offensive; displeasing; dissatisfactory; disgusting. - {Dis*taste"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*taste"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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