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1. Distasteful or disagreeable: an unsavory task.
2. Not savory: an unsavory meal.
3. Morally offensive: an unsavory scandal.
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un•sa•vor•y(ʌnˈseɪ və ri)
1. not savory; tasteless or insipid: an unsavory meal.
2. unpleasant in taste or smell; distasteful.
3. unappealing or disagreeable, as a pursuit or task.
4. socially or morally objectionable or offensive: an unsavory past.Also, esp. Brit.,un•sa′vour•y.
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|Adj.||1.||unsavory - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"|
|2.||unsavory - not pleasing in odor or taste |
unpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind; "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
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