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distasteful

[dis-teyst-fuh l] /dɪsˈteɪst fəl/
adjective
1.
unpleasant, offensive, or causing dislike:
a distasteful chore.
2.
unpleasant to the taste:
a distasteful medicine.
3.
showing distaste or dislike.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; distaste + -ful
Related forms
distastefully, adverb
distastefulness, noun
undistasteful, adjective
Synonyms
1. disagreeable, displeasing; repugnant, repulsive. 2. unpalatable, unsavory.
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British Dictionary definitions for distaste fulness

distasteful

/dɪsˈteɪstfʊl/
adjective
1.
unpleasant or offensive
Derived Forms
distastefully, adverb
distastefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for distaste fulness

distasteful

adj.

c.1600, from distaste + -ful. Related: Distastefully; distastefulness.

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