[uhn-pal-uh-tuh-buh l]


not palatable; unpleasant to the taste.
disagreeable or unacceptable; obnoxious: unpalatable behavior.

Origin of unpalatable

First recorded in 1675–85; un-1 + palatable
Related formsun·pal·at·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·pal·at·a·bly, adverb
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unpleasant to taste
difficult to acceptthe unpalatable truth
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Word Origin and History for unpalatable

1680s, from un- (1) "not" + palatable.

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