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tasteless

[teyst-lis] /ˈteɪst lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no taste or flavor; insipid.
2.
dull; uninteresting.
3.
lacking in aesthetic quality or capacity; devoid of good taste:
a houseful of tasteless furnishings; a tasteless director of stale, dreary films.
4.
lacking in politeness, seemliness, tact, etc.; unmannerly; insensitive:
a tasteless remark.
5.
lacking the physical sense of taste.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; taste + -less
Related forms
tastelessly, adverb
tastelessness, noun
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  • tasteless he should not be allured or tempted at all to any taste.
British Dictionary definitions for tasteless

tasteless

/ˈteɪstlɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking in flavour; insipid
2.
lacking social or aesthetic taste
3.
(rare) unable to taste
Derived Forms
tastelessly, adverb
tastelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tasteless
adj.

1590s, "unable to taste;" c.1600, "uninteresting;" 1610s, "insipid;" 1670s, "tactless;" from taste (n.) + -less. Related: Tastelessly; tastelessness.

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