But the lewd undercurrent of that laughter was as useful as it was tasteless.
The Sacramento Bee went on to publish a tasteless cartoon making the same point.
As a control, some subjects drank a “large, tasteless concoction of low-fat dairy glop.”
1590s, "unable to taste;" c.1600, "uninteresting;" 1610s, "insipid;" 1670s, "tactless;" from taste (n.) + -less. Related: Tastelessly; tastelessness.