distasteful distasteful  /dɪs ˈteɪst fəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not pleasing in odor or taste
  2. (adj) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

Usage(s):

  1. He has his dream job another crack at sticking the knife into the LDP heart without the distasteful job of being accountable to the media.
  2. Her charms are enough to keep the movie entering the marketplace just as the country's financial situation becomes truly dire from being criminally distasteful.
  3. At the time it was highly unusual, even distasteful, to portray uncooked meat in advertisements.

News

  1. 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret' better than expected

    Let's get it out of the way: It simply feels too soon to make a movie based on the 2008 murder of Travis Alexander. Something about it just seems distasteful and voyeuristic, especially with regard to his family and friends.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

  2. Steve Gleason responds to offensive Atlanta radio station's actions

    A day after distasteful jokes made on an Atlanta radio station about Steve Gleason Monday morning got the three hosts involved fired, the embattled former Saint has issued a response.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 8 New Orleans

  3. Potty chair will attract some collectors, repel others

    SHNS photo - This “potty” chair would be slightly distasteful to some collectors, but its history may be interesting to others. Its monetary value is modest because of what it is and where it was used.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

Quotes

  1. "The title using the 'N' word is morally offensive and socially distasteful. Nas has the right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech, but there is no honor in it," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a news release. "Radio and...
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Forbes

  2. "That was handled extremely poorly," Rodriguez said. "It was my understanding that the letter wouldn't go public until a day or two after the World Series concluded. And the whole thing was done distasteful and very inappropriate."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: Forbes

  3. Schumer, who says his office has received complaints, calls the practice "distasteful and unethical."
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Charles Schumer Source: KVOA.com

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