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1. distasteful

adjective. ['dɪˈsteɪstfəl'] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust.

Synonyms

  • loathsome
  • skanky
  • repelling
  • revolting
  • repellent
  • disgustful
  • yucky
  • offensive
  • foul
  • repellant
  • wicked
  • loathly

Antonyms

  • wholesome
  • absorbent
  • pleasant
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • distaste (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Distasteful

  • wasteful

How do you pronounce distasteful?

Pronounce distasteful as dɪˈsteɪstfəl.

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Example sentences of the word distasteful


1. Adjective
While some expats see this as just another part of the adventure, others find it distasteful.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If yeast were to remain in wine, the wine would become cloudy and distasteful over time.

Quotes containing the word distasteful


1. Her future, she thought, was likely to be worse than her past, for after her years of contented renunciation, she had slipped back into desire and longing; she found joyless days of distasteful occupation harder and harder; she found the image of the intense and varied life she yearned for, and despaired of, becoming more and more importunate.
- George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

2. Each voice carries a portion of value, no matter how unpalatable or distasteful that voice may be: no one person, government, ideology, transnational, or religious institution can own and dominate the whole.
- B.W. Powe, Towards A Canada Of Light

2. distasteful

adjective. ['dɪˈsteɪstfəl'] not pleasing in odor or taste.

Synonyms

  • unsavoury
  • unpalatable

Antonyms

  • good
  • lovable
  • defensive

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • distaste (English)
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