- having no taste or flavor; insipid.
- dull; uninteresting.
- lacking in aesthetic quality or capacity; devoid of good taste: a houseful of tasteless furnishings; a tasteless director of stale, dreary films.
- lacking in politeness, seemliness, tact, etc.; unmannerly; insensitive: a tasteless remark.
- lacking the physical sense of taste.
Origin of tasteless
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Examples from the Web for tasteless
The tasteless bread was transformed into a sweet cake that included ingredients, such as dried fruit and marzipan.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
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They treated his rantings as a tasteless form of benign political posturing.Sheldon Adelson’s ‘Bomb Empty Iranian Desert’ Comment
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After making a tasteless knock-knock joke in court, West celebrated by eating ice cream with his daughters.George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Don West Took a Truly Shocking Selfie
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The Sacramento Bee went on to publish a tasteless cartoon making the same point.Don’t Be a Tragedy Troll
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Boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are actually delicious and moist, rather than kind of dry and tasteless.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
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Words are not more than tasteless drapery to obscure their lines.The Spenders
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If oysters are cooked too much they become tough and tasteless.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
For months she had fed on lean and tasteless trout exhausted by spawning.Creatures of the Night
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And what a number of vapid and tasteless jokes would it provoke!Tony Butler
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Their flesh is not eaten, except that of the young ones, for it is tough and tasteless.
- lacking in flavour; insipid
- lacking social or aesthetic taste
- rare unable to taste
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Word Origin and History for tasteless
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