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a. Unpleasant; disagreeable: found cocktail parties distasteful.
b. Objectionable; offensive: used distasteful language.
2. Expressing aversion or dislike: shot me a distasteful glance.

dis·taste′ful·ly adv.
dis·taste′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.distastefully - in an offensively distasteful manner; "a distastefully explicit report on the Royal couple's marital life"
2.distastefully - in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree; "the beggar was disgustingly filthy"
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(disˈteist) noun
dislike (of something unpleasant). She looked at the untidy room with distaste.
disˈtasteful adjective
disagreeable. a distasteful job.
disˈtastefully adverb
disˈtastefulness noun
References in classic literature ?
I was ashamed to harass him thus, but he had not a sufficiency of the little things, and besides my impulsiveness had plunged me into a deuce of a mess, so I went on distastefully.
thought Dick Naseby, 'how can any other day come so distastefully to me?
I'm no fan of Cerullo, a US preacher who distastefully told the crowd at one of his London rallies to "show your faith" by handing over PS25.
I spent all the energy I had on this kind of thing convincing viewers to accept the complex and distastefully conceited Pfefferman children on "Transparent.
But when most Britons view him distastefully I suspect even Mrs Tin Ear recognises it's best not to be seen letting him lead her by the hand.
The judge distastefully notices that he is unfamiliar and hesitant with the cutlery and the English food, "and an old emotion [comes] back to the judge, a recognition of weakness that [is] not merely a feeling, but also a taste, like fever.
While weak poets distastefully evaded the difficulty of fixed forms through poetic license, strong poets had sufficient ingenuity to follow the form's rules with grace.
Thus, excluding the diehard Piazzolla fans who probably were the core readership of this Lopez-Ruiz's memoirs, it seems likely that many Argentine readers of this non-scholarly book would not only find the musicians' reaction puzzling--an insider's joke among musicians--but also distastefully rude to a blind and elderly man who was also an exalted national figure.
Never Built New York provides detailed, copiously illustrated accounts of citywide plans spanning a century--a few intriguing, others fanciful, many examples of outright vandalism--that highlight how technological change, commercial exigencies, and architectural vanity could combine to distastefully ill effect.
Black has also become a way to effectively target men in a way that is neither distastefully overt, nor polarizing to women," Schuemann wrote.
These are the posters who call other people 'Dutertards' or 'Yellowtards,' post distastefully Photoshopped images of personalities, and use labels such as 'bakla' in a derogatory sense-all for no intelligible reason other than to stir up chaos.
There's something distastefully paternalistic about this scenario, the superior male benefactor educating the foolish girl for his own amusement -- even more so because Will is a rich snob and Lou a working-class lass who refers to pesto sauce as "green gravy".