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synonyms for unsavory

  • distasteful
  • nasty
  • objectionable
  • obnoxious
  • shady
  • unappetizing
  • unpalatable
  • unpleasant
  • offensive
  • acid
  • bitter
  • bland
  • disagreeable
  • dull
  • flavorless
  • gross
  • icky
  • insipid
  • lousy
  • nauseating
  • no good
  • rancid
  • rank
  • raunchy
  • repellent
  • repugnant
  • repulsive
  • rough
  • sad
  • sharp
  • shifty
  • sour
  • stinking
  • tart
  • tasteless
  • tough
  • wrong
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antonyms for unsavory

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  • agreeable
  • appetizing
  • delicious
  • delightful
  • good
  • great
  • kind
  • nice
  • palatable
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • tasty
  • wonderful
  • attractive
  • savory
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How to use unsavory in a sentence

Many feared the US would make unsavory concessions to China to ensure climate change progress.
JOHN KERRY PROMISES US CLIMATE CHANGE DIPLOMACY WON’T LEAD TO WEAKER CHINA POLICYALEX WARDJANUARY 27, 2021VOX
Popular media has been warning us about the ability of unsavory marketers and other bad actors to predict and even control our choices using the latest in tracking and artificial intelligence technologies.
MARKETERS CAN’T PREDICT WHAT YOU’LL BUY—EVEN IF THEY USE A.I.MATTHEWHEIMERJANUARY 2, 2021FORTUNE
Some who settled in town found work in the most unsavory parts of a family-owned packinghouse.
AS COVID-19 RAVAGED THIS IOWA CITY, OFFICIALS DISCOVERED MEATPACKING EXECUTIVES WERE THE ONES IN CHARGEBY MICHAEL GRABELL AND BERNICE YEUNGDECEMBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
That nomination was withdrawn two weeks later, when GOP senators in vulnerable seats apparently complained about being forced to vote for such an unsavory character.
IN MONTANA, STREAM ACCESS IS ON THE BALLOTWES SILEROCTOBER 16, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Of course, digital technology isn’t responsible for authoritarianism’s resurgence, but it gives crucial advantages to unsavory regimes.
COVID-19 AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF AMERICAN DECLINEKATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Altogether I made rather a wicked game of viewing the poor girl in an unsavory light.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
In these rages he called everybody who would bear it pigs, dogs, and other more unsavory nicknames.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Here on the heights we have none of the disadvantages of Naples, the noise, the unsavory odors, or the uncleanliness.
ITALIAN DAYS AND WAYSANNE HOLLINGSWORTH WHARTON
He swore with force and piquancy, and original embellishments for old-time oaths which was like a sharp sauce to an unsavory dish.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
The tale was a ghastly burlesque, its humor of the most disheartening, unsavory sort.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNSAVORY

  • annoying
  • awful
  • bad
  • bothersome
  • displeasing
  • distasteful
  • distressing
  • drag
  • nasty
  • objectionable
  • obnoxious
  • pain
  • repellent
  • repugnant
  • repulsive
  • rotten
  • sour
  • unhappy
  • uninviting
  • unpalatable
  • unpleasant
  • unsavory
  • upsetting
  • woeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.