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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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East was correct when he observed with some irritation that sexual offences "seldom form the subject of an article in this country," although his explanation for this was that it was "on account of its distastefulness.
These moths are brightly, aposematically colored, with shades of yellow, red, pink, orange, and white adorning their wings, and white, spotted heads, thoraxes, and abdomens--a coloration that advertises their demonstrated distastefulness to predators (Eisner & Eisner 1991).
He contends that this distastefulness has also probably turned off media scholars.
Bush's distastefulness helped to blind Westerners to the momentous marriage of Islamism and democratic ideas.
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Through its interrogation of a specific historical set of beliefs and principles, the play shows us the emptiness and distastefulness of contemporary life after stripping away the pureness of supposedly happy and innocent memories.
His invisibility, distastefulness, and even dirtiness have become his home away from home.
I am not suggesting, however, that distastefulness should mean that the video should be suppressed or that its misleading attributes ought to call forth any sanctions.