- not palatable; unpleasant to the taste.
- disagreeable or unacceptable; obnoxious: unpalatable behavior.
Origin of unpalatable
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One of the emulsions may be used instead if the pure oil is unpalatable.
- unpleasant to taste
- difficult to acceptthe unpalatable truth
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Word Origin and History for unpalatable
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