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distaste +‎ -ful or dis- +‎ tasteful

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distasteful (comparative more distasteful, superlative most distasteful)

  1. Having a bad or foul taste.
  2. (figuratively) Unpleasant.
    Scrubbing the floors was a distasteful duty to perform.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.
  3. Offensive.
    distasteful language

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