Definition of unsavory
OTHER WORDS FROM unsavoryun·sa·vor·i·ly, adverbun·sa·vor·i·ness, noun
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How to use unsavory in a sentence
Many feared the US would make unsavory concessions to China to ensure climate change progress.John Kerry promises US climate change diplomacy won’t lead to weaker China policy|Alex Ward|January 27, 2021|Vox
Popular media has been warning us about the ability of unsavory marketers and other bad actors to predict and even control our choices using the latest in tracking and artificial intelligence technologies.Marketers can’t predict what you’ll buy—even if they use A.I.|matthewheimer|January 2, 2021|Fortune
Some who settled in town found work in the most unsavory parts of a family-owned packinghouse.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
That nomination was withdrawn two weeks later, when GOP senators in vulnerable seats apparently complained about being forced to vote for such an unsavory character.
Of course, digital technology isn’t responsible for authoritarianism’s resurgence, but it gives crucial advantages to unsavory regimes.
It seems to me to be too unsavory a step but time will tell.Measles Vaccine Mix-Up Kills Dozens of Syrian Children|Kent Sepkowitz|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Bomb Gaza,” one of the games on the site, drew unanimously unsavory media attention on Monday and was subsequently taken down.
Organicness, too, can offer a patina of healthfulness to unsavory substances.
Everyone knows that Game of Thrones is full of unsavory characters that behave in unsavory ways.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So as unsavory as it may feel, working with the moderate-aligned military is our only hope, writes Leslie H. Gelb.It’s Time to Hold Our Nose and Back Egypt’s Military|Leslie H. Gelb|August 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Altogether I made rather a wicked game of viewing the poor girl in an unsavory light.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
In these rages he called everybody who would bear it pigs, dogs, and other more unsavory nicknames.Overland|John William De Forest
Here on the heights we have none of the disadvantages of Naples, the noise, the unsavory odors, or the uncleanliness.Italian Days and Ways|Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
He swore with force and piquancy, and original embellishments for old-time oaths which was like a sharp sauce to an unsavory dish.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
The tale was a ghastly burlesque, its humor of the most disheartening, unsavory sort.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine