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inedible

[ in-ed-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF inedible

Synonyms for inedible

  • uneatable
  • bad
  • bitter
  • contaminated
  • disagreeable
  • indigestible
  • nauseating
  • not fit to eat
  • poisonous
  • rancid
  • rotten
  • sickening
  • sour
  • spoiled
  • tainted
  • tasteless
  • turned
  • unappetizing
  • unpleasant-tasting
  • unsavory
  • yucky
  • yukky
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Antonyms for inedible

  • appetizing
  • comestible
  • delicious
  • edible
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INEDIBLE

Here was no meat, nothing but a threatening and inedible silence.

The vegetation is inedible, all of our food is synthetic and highly concentrated.

These wrappings and inedible casing were all brought to the surface and dropped.

The fruit of the hybrid is inedible but the plant is a handsome ornamental.

The melon, inedible and uneaten, was removed, soup in cups was substituted.

Whatever vorkum did, it certainly convinced insects that we were inedible and antisocial.

Nor need there be used cups made from starch, plaster of Paris, or other inedible mixtures.

Is it not safe to say that no other modeling medium—edible or inedible—possesses this threefold recommendation?

Inedible until boiled, it was a staple winter food at home and on long expeditions, among various tribes of the Northwest.

Fortunately for man these prolific northern species are often edible, whereas in warm seas poisonous or inedible forms are common.

WORD ORIGIN

"unfit to eat," 1822, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + edible. Related: Inedibly; inedibility.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INEDIBLE

unpalatable

adjectiveunsavory
  • disagreeable
  • distasteful
  • indigestible
  • inedible
  • nasty
  • savorless
  • uneatable
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