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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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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


(disˈteist) noun
dislike (of something unpleasant). She looked at the untidy room with distaste.
disˈtasteful adjective
disagreeable. a distasteful job.
disˈtastefully adverb
disˈtastefulness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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. Was there no profession in this age of specialism for taking away children's garments from houses where they were suddenly become a pain?
You can pay six-hundred only.' I thought distastefully if he was going for an over-kill.
Instead they engage in making oleaginous speeches praising government policies by writing exaggerated and distastefully complementary comments on Facebook.
Here's a car that's not ashamed to make its presence known without going about it distastefully. Its exterior styling actually makes you want to drive it more, since it just screams "fun!".
In an apparent jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'cloud-radar' comment, the actor distastefully quipped that IAF AN-32 aircraft didn't actually crash, but couldn't be detected due to cloudy weather.
Andrew Cuomo for signing (and rather distastefully celebrating) the state's recent liberalized abortion law, which drops restriction to abortions after 24 weeks if the woman's life or health is at risk.
Announcing her killer's arrest, Punjab's then chief minster struck a rather distastefully triumphant note, while a disturbingly large section of Pakistanis demanded the medieval practice of public executions.
Suchfear and loathing revved up by Indian media is distastefully immatureat best and obnoxiously ignorant at worst.
Oleaginous: (a) distastefully complimentary (b) vulnerable (c) personal problem (d) enabling 9.
They described the vocal music of Italy as distastefully violent; they were not referring to its subject matter but rather to its musical aggressiveness, which they found wearying and even offensive.
For instance, when it comes to advertising, the regulations clearly stipulate gaming cannot be advertised distastefully or in a way that might encourage anyone to play with the idea that it would give them a life-changing opportunity.
Mocha Uson shared a video of Ninoy Aquino being kissed by women on his fateful flight to Manila to imply, distastefully and disingenuously, that what Mr.