Definition of distasteful in English:

distasteful

Syllabification: dis·taste·ful
Pronunciation: /disˈtāstˌfəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

distastefully

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Well, I wouldn't be interested in bungee jumping,’ she says distastefully, without hesitation.
  • He could be distastefully off-hand when actually presented with the people he campaigned for, evidently happier to treat them as causes.
  • I gawked at her in her evening gown and all of the champagne-sippers looked at my jeans/shirt combo distastefully.

distastefulness

noun
More example sentences
  • The use of conspicuous colors (yellow, red, and orange) by prey in order to convey distastefulness, or other unpleasant properties, is called aposematism.
  • She spoke in weary notes, as though self-protection was taking on a certain distastefulness, whispering, 'You can't stay.'
  • Some of your ideas were foreshadowed in the 1930s by Ronald Fisher's writings on the distastefulness of some insects.

Origin

early 17th century.

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