Definition of distasteful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪsˈteɪstfl//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈteɪstfl//
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unpleasant or offensive The bad language in the film was distasteful and unnecessary.Extra examples It all seems a little distasteful to me. The work was thoroughly distasteful to her. I found the subject rather distasteful. Parts of this story may be distasteful, even shocking. Some viewers might find the pictures distasteful. Such behaviour was distasteful to the more conservative members of the family.
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