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1. Lacking flavor; insipid.
2. Not having or showing good taste.

taste′less·ly adv.
taste′less·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tastelessness - the property of having no flavor
unappetisingness, unappetizingness - the property of spoiling the appetite
2.tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
sleaze, tat, cheapness, tackiness - tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
tastefulness - elegance indicated by good taste
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[ˈteɪstlɪsnɪs] N
1. (= lack of flavour) [of food, substance] → insipidez f
2. (= bad taste) [of ornament, joke, remark] → mal gusto m
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n (lit, fig)Geschmacklosigkeit f; (of food also)Fadheit f
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(teist) verb
1. to be aware of, or recognize, the flavour of something. I can taste ginger in this cake.
2. to test or find out the flavour or quality of (food etc) by eating or drinking a little of it. Please taste this and tell me if it is too sweet.
3. to have a particular flavour or other quality that is noticed through the act of tasting. This milk tastes sour; The sauce tastes of garlic.
4. to eat (food) especially with enjoyment. I haven't tasted such a beautiful curry for ages.
5. to experience. He tasted the delights of country life.
1. one of the five senses, the sense by which we are aware of flavour. one's sense of taste; bitter to the taste.
2. the quality or flavour of anything that is known through this sense. This wine has an unusual taste.
3. an act of tasting or a small quantity of food etc for tasting. Do have a taste of this cake!
4. a liking or preference. a taste for music; a queer taste in books; expensive tastes.
5. the ability to judge what is suitable in behaviour, dress etc or what is fine and beautiful. She shows good taste in clothes; a man of taste; That joke was in good/bad taste.
ˈtasteful adjective
showing good judgement or taste. a tasteful flower arrangement.
ˈtastefully adverb
ˈtastefulness noun
ˈtasteless adjective
1. lacking flavour. tasteless food.
2. showing a lack of good taste or judgement. tasteless behaviour.
ˈtastelessly adverb
ˈtastelessness noun
having a (particular kind of) taste. a sweet-tasting liquid.
ˈtasty adjective
having a good, especially savoury, flavour. tasty food.
ˈtastiness noun
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