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Related to unpalatability: unappetizing


1. Not pleasing to the taste: an unpalatable meal.
2. Not pleasant or agreeable: unpalatable truths.

un′pal·at·a·bil′i·ty n.
un·pal′at·a·bly adv.


the quality or state of being unpalatable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unpalatability - the property of being unacceptable to the mouthunpalatability - the property of being unacceptable to the mouth
taste property - a property appreciated via the sense of taste
disgustingness, distastefulness, nauseatingness, sickeningness, unsavoriness - extreme unpalatability to the mouth
unappetisingness, unappetizingness - the property of spoiling the appetite
palatability, palatableness - the property of being acceptable to the mouth
2.unpalatability - the property of being unacceptable to the mind; "the policy's unpalatability caused an uproar"
disagreeableness - the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
disgustingness, unsavoriness - the property of being extremely unacceptable to the mind
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First, the unpalatability of introducing the concept of federalism into the country's political discourse meant that a reformed administrative structure with strong, autonomous provinces would not be acceptable.
Aplysia are relatively large animals, and their main predator avoidance strategies are unpalatability or ejection of an ink that contains a toxin (Carefoot, 1987).
In grasslands supporting livestock and native ungulates, blue gum has a considerable competitive advantage as compared with many other tree species, as its juvenile foliage is seldom browsed by cattle or sheep (its unpalatability may be related to its moderate toxicity rating [CPCS 2009]).
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That is, the AEC forces on us the discipline of going beyond palliative measures and doing fundamental reforms that we ought to have done long ago, if not for their political unpalatability.
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