distasteful

[ dis-teyst-fuhl ]
/ dɪsˈteɪst fəl /

adjective

unpleasant, offensive, or causing dislike: a distasteful chore.
unpleasant to the taste: a distasteful medicine.
showing distaste or dislike.

Nearby words

  1. distant,
  2. distant early warning,
  3. distant flap,
  4. distantly,
  5. distaste,
  6. distelfink,
  7. distemper,
  8. distemperature,
  9. distemperoid,
  10. distend

Origin of distasteful

First recorded in 1600–10; distaste + -ful

Related formsdis·taste·ful·ly, adverbdis·taste·ful·ness, nounun·dis·taste·ful, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for distasteful

distasteful

/ (dɪsˈteɪstfʊl) /

adjective

unpleasant or offensive
Derived Formsdistastefully, adverbdistastefulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for distasteful

distasteful

adj.

c.1600, from distaste + -ful. Related: Distastefully; distastefulness.

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