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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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Noun1.distastefulness - extreme unpalatability to the mouthdistastefulness - extreme unpalatability to the mouth
unpalatability, unpalatableness - the property of being unacceptable to the mouth
2.distastefulness - the quality of being offensive
blatancy - the property of being both obvious and offensive; "the blatancy of his attempt to whitewash the crime was unforgivable"
unpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasure; "the recent unpleasantness of the weather"
repulsiveness, loathsomeness, lousiness, sliminess, vileness, wickedness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions; "the vileness of his language surprised us"
hatefulness, objectionableness, obnoxiousness - the quality of being hateful
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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
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