View definitions for distasteful


Discover More

Example Sentences

Even if you had sympathy for her, the superstar-victim routine could be distasteful.

From Time

The Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 ruling, essentially upheld the ability of Congress to change the terms of bonds, even though it found the action distasteful and unconstitutional.

Which is all to say that, García Martínez’s writing, even if distasteful to some, has not obviously impacted his career until now.

From Vox

However, Miss Manners encourages you not to succumb to the distasteful idea that one should dress modestly so as not to give others “the wrong idea.”

There is the unspoken but clear message that he finds that part of the business — basically the entire business — distasteful.

From Digiday

Distasteful those ads might be, but restrictions on political speech should be exercised with great deliberation and caution.

Activist Larry Kramer claims Barbra finds gay sex ‘distasteful.’

But to use the “hook” of the Newtown massacre to drive marketing is somewhere between distasteful and indecent.

And when Carter was doing all this pot smoking and stuff in the White House, I found it terribly distasteful.

Honesty is difficult, perhaps distasteful, in talking of man just now dead.

If the journey is now distasteful to her, she has but her own rashness to blame in having sought it herself.

For that reason a marriage distasteful to both had already been arranged between him and the Roshinara Begum.

To address Fleurette, impalpable creation of fairyland, as “old girl” was particularly distasteful.

The diversions which had been the serious employment of his youth became distasteful to him.

But if I had had the slightest idea that the subject was distasteful to you I would not have dreamed of mentioning it.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distasteful, such as: abhorrent, hateful, objectionable, obnoxious, painful, and repugnant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.