tasteless

  • 1 Tasteless — Taste less, a. 1. Having no taste; insipid; flat; as, tasteless fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of the sense of taste; or of good taste; as, a tasteless age. Orrery. [1913 Webster] 3. Not in accordance with good taste; as, a tasteless… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tasteless — [adj1] without flavor big zero*, blah*, bland, boring, distasteful, dull, flat, flavorless, insipid, mild, nowhere*, pabulum*, plain, plain vanilla*, savorless, stale, tame, thin, unappetizing, uninspired, uninteresting, unpalatable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 tasteless — index disreputable, inelegant, insipid, jejune (dull), pedestrian, stale, tawdry Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 tasteless — (adj.) 1590s, unable to taste; c.1600, uninteresting; 1610s, insipid; 1670s, tactless; from TASTE (Cf. taste) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Tastelessly; tastelessness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 tasteless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking flavour. 2) lacking in aesthetic judgement or constituting inappropriate behaviour. DERIVATIVES tastelessly adverb tastelessness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 tasteless — [tāst′lis] adj. 1. a) without taste or flavor; flat; insipid b) dull; uninteresting 2. lacking good taste or showing poor taste tastelessly adv. tastelessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 tasteless — [[t]te͟ɪstləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as furniture, clothing, or the way that a house is decorated as tasteless, you consider it to be vulgar and unattractive. ...a flat crammed with spectacularly tasteless objets d art …

    English dictionary

  • 8 tasteless — taste|less [ˈteıstləs] adj 1.) food or drink that is tasteless is unpleasant because it has no particular taste 2.) slightly offensive ▪ a tasteless remark 3.) made, decorated, or chosen with bad taste ▪ a tasteless outfit ▪ ugly and tasteless… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 tasteless — adjective 1 food or drink that is tasteless is unpleasant because it has no particular taste: The vegetables were tasteless and soggy. 2 tasteless joke/remark/comment etc a joke etc that is unacceptable in a particular situation 3 made, decorated …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 tasteless — adjective Date: 1591 1. a. having no taste ; insipid < tasteless vegetables > b. arousing no interest ; dull < the tale comes to a flat and tasteless end R. C. Carpenter > 2. not having or exhibiting good taste …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 tasteless — tastelessly, adv. tastelessness, n. /tayst lis/, adj. 1. having no taste or flavor; insipid. 2. dull; uninteresting. 3. lacking in aesthetic quality or capacity; devoid of good taste: a houseful of tasteless furnishings; a tasteless director of… …

    Universalium

  • 12 tasteless — taste|less [ teıstləs ] adjective 1. ) having no flavor: FLAVORLESS: a tasteless piece of chicken 2. ) a tasteless remark or way of behaving is slightly rude or offensive and not appropriate in the situation you are in a ) tasteless things such… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 tasteless — adjective 1) the vegetables are tasteless Syn: flavorless, bland, insipid, unappetizing, savorless, watery, weak Ant: tasty, appetizing 2) tasteless leather paneling Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 tasteless — UK [ˈteɪs(t)ləs] / US adjective 1) having no flavour a tasteless piece of chicken 2) a tasteless remark or way of behaving is slightly rude or offensive and not suitable in the situation that you are in 3) tasteless things such as clothes,… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 tasteless — [ˈteɪs(t)ləs] adj 1) food or drink that is tasteless has no flavour 2) showing bad judgment about what is attractive or suitable …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 tasteless — adjective a) Having no flavour; bland, insipid b) Lacking delicacy, refinement and good taste; unbecoming, crass …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 tasteless — Synonyms and related words: Doric, arid, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, barren, base, blah, bland, blank, bloodless, boorish, cacophonous, changeable, characterless, cheap, chintzy, clumsy, coarse, cold, colorless, crude, dead, dilute, diluted,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 tasteless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. insipid, flat; inelegant; inept, clumsy, vulgar, savorless, unappetizing. See insipidity, vulgarity, inelegance. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Lacking flavor] Syn. unsavory, dull, bland, unseasoned,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 tasteless — taste·less || teɪstlɪs adj. without taste, flavorless, bland; vulgar, indelicate, gaudy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 tasteless — adjective 1》 lacking flavour. 2》 lacking in aesthetic judgement or constituting inappropriate behaviour. Derivatives tastelessly adverb tastelessness noun …

    English new terms dictionary