unpalatable


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un·pal·at·a·ble

 (ŭn-păl′ə-tə-bəl)
adj.
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.

unpalatable

(ʌnˈpælətəbəl)
adj
1. unpleasant to taste
2. difficult to accept: the unpalatable truth.

un•pal•at•a•ble

(ʌnˈpæl ə tə bəl)

adj.
1. not palatable; unpleasant to the taste.
2. disagreeable; unacceptable: unpalatable behavior.
[1675–85]
un•pal`at•a•bil′i•ty, n.
un•pal′at•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mindunpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind; "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
unappetising, unappetizing - not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
inedible, uneatable - not suitable for food
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
tasteless - lacking flavor
palatable, toothsome - acceptable to the taste or mind; "palatable food"; "a palatable solution to the problem"

unpalatable

adjective
2. uneatable, unsavoury, inedible, unappetizing a lump of dry, unpalatable cheese
uneatable appetizing, tasty, savoury, eatable

unpalatable

adjective
1. So unpleasant in flavor as to be inedible:
2. Difficult to accept:
Translations

unpalatable

[ʌnˈpælɪtəbl] ADJ
1. (in taste) [food] → de mal sabor
2. (fig) (= difficult) [truth, fact] → difícil de aceptar

unpalatable

[ʌnˈpælətəbəl] adj
[truth] → difficile à accepter
[food] → d'un goût désagréable

unpalatable

adj food, drinkungenießbar; (fig) fact, truth, mixtureunverdaulich, schwer zu verdauen; he finds the truth unpalatabledie Wahrheit schmeckt ihm nicht; to be unpalatable to somebody (fig)für jdn schwer zu akzeptieren or zu schlucken (inf)sein

unpalatable

[ʌnˈpælətəbl] adj (food) → immangiabile; (drink) → imbevibile (fig) (truth) → sgradevole
References in classic literature ?
When I explained my altered position to you, sir,' I began again, substituting a new form of expression for what was so unpalatable to him, 'this concealment, into which I am so unhappy as to have led Miss Spenlow, had begun.
He was so unworldly and so little of a courtier that when the new Emperor Su Tsung returned in triumph to the capital and appointed him Imperial Censor, he fulfilled his new duties by telling his majesty the whole unpalatable truth in a manner strangely free from ornamental apology, and was promptly rewarded with the exile of a provincial governorship.
It is no small part of our art, sir,” and he now spoke with the confidence of a man who understood his subject, “to reconcile the patient to what is for his own good, though at the same time it may be unpalatable.
I openly say, unpalatable as it may be, that I consider Mr.
He turned over the unpalatable idea for a while, in silence.
As I sat there upon the beach of the little fiord eating my unpalatable shell-fish, I commenced to wonder how it had been that the four savages had been able to reach me, though I had been unable to escape from my natu-ral prison.
Heretofore the lord of the jungle had disdained the unpalatable flesh of the despised man-thing.
Such humble talents as God has given me I will endeavour to put to their greatest use; if I am able to amuse, I will try to benefit too; and when I feel it my duty to speak an unpalatable truth, with the help of God, I WILL speak it, though it be to the prejudice of my name and to the detriment of my reader's immediate pleasure as well as my own.
But the old woman's wisdom in affairs industrial and economic was cryptic and unpalatable.
Thus the superiority of the counsellor, which often renders counsel unpalatable, is kept out of view, and the lesson comes with the greater acceptance when the reader is led, unconsciously to himself, to have his sympathies enlisted in behalf of what is pure, honorable, and praiseworthy, and to have his indignation excited against what is low, ignoble, and unworthy.
Whether they were right or wrong in this conjecture, certain it is that minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable.
It highlighted an unpalatable truth - it may take years before the wounds of the divisive referendum campaign are healed.