Definition of unsavory in English:
1Disagreeable to taste, smell, or look at.
- The man adores me for goodness sake… how can I taint the way he feels about me by making such unsavoury noises and smells in his company?
- Bright fluorescent lighting, self service, general uncleanliness and unsavoury smells are all part of the attraction and charm.
- People are always trying to rid their body and house of the unsavory smells of meat.
1.1Disagreeable and unpleasant because morally disreputable: an unsavory reputation
More example sentences
- The eye-catching poster, memorable title and unsavoury reputation of this nasty little flick have kept it alive in the minds of movie goers for decades.
- Some of his commissions have some pretty unsavoury characters with shady pasts.
- ‘Some of the people visiting the house are very unsavoury characters,’ she said, speaking in 2003 when the Evening Press first exposed the brothel.
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- At Urge there is a small back room, which really juts out halfway across the car park at the back, and the toilets rather unsavourily double up as private hook up spaces.
- Jesse snorted unsavourily and grabbed herself a tray as she finally reached the counters, ‘That's because nothing interesting enough happened for it to progress to the level of ‘good’.
- The quay-side was unsavourily ornamented with glittering fish-scales.
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