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The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them.
Nelson A. Miles

Meaning of "distasteful" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISTASTEFUL

distasteful  [dɪsˈteɪstfʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISTASTEFUL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Distasteful is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DISTASTEFUL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of distasteful in the English dictionary

The definition of distasteful in the dictionary is unpleasant or offensive.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISTASTEFUL


boastful
ˈbəʊstfʊl
distrustful
dɪsˈtrʌstfʊl
fistful
ˈfɪstfʊl
gustful
ˈɡʌstfʊl
hasteful
ˈheɪstfʊl
kistful
ˈkɪstfʊl
listful
ˈlɪstfʊl
lustful
ˈlʌstfʊl
mistful
ˈmɪstfʊl
moistful
ˈmɔɪstfʊl
molestful
məˈlɛstfʊl
pestful
ˈpɛstfʊl
restful
ˈrɛstfʊl
tasteful
ˈteɪstfʊl
tristful
ˈtrɪstfʊl
trustful
ˈtrʌstfʊl
untasteful
ʌnˈteɪstfʊl
wasteful
ˈweɪstfʊl
wistful
ˈwɪstfʊl
zestful
ˈzestfʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISTASTEFUL

distaff
distaff side
distain
distal
distally
distance
distance learning
distance modulus
distance race
distance runner
distance teaching
distant
distant early warning
distant early warning line
distantly
distaste
distastefully
distastefulness
distelfink
distemper

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISTASTEFUL

careful
crateful
debateful
despiteful
fateful
forceful
graceful
grateful
hateful
hopeful
ingrateful
peaceful
plateful
purposeful
requiteful
shameful
spiteful
spriteful
ungrateful
useful

Synonyms and antonyms of distasteful in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISTASTEFUL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «distasteful» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of distasteful

Translation of «distasteful» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISTASTEFUL

Find out the translation of distasteful to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of distasteful from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «distasteful» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

令人厌恶的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

repugnante
570 millions of speakers

English

distasteful
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अरुचिकर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كريه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неприятно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

repugnante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অরূচি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déplaisant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekecewaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

widerlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不快な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혐오스러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Distaste
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bực mình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अरुंद करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tiksinme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ripugnante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niesmaczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неприємно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezagreabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αηδιαστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onsmaaklik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

osmakligt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

usmakelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of distasteful

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISTASTEFUL»

The term «distasteful» is regularly used and occupies the 61.066 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISTASTEFUL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «distasteful» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «distasteful» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about distasteful

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10 QUOTES WITH «DISTASTEFUL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word distasteful.
1
Reza Aslan
There's nothing more distasteful than an academic having to, like, trot out his credentials. You really come off as a jerk when you do that.
2
Eric Burdon
You have to be very careful how you insert new stuff, 'cause people want to hear the old stuff. It's like cooking, you know? You can't put too many peppers into the eggs... otherwise it's going to be distasteful.
3
Mark Cuban
In these times of the 'Great Recession', we shouldn't be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.
4
Jacob Epstein
I cannot recall a period when I did not draw; and at school, the studies that were distasteful to me, mathematics and grammar, were retarded by the indulgence of teachers who were proud of my drawing faculties, and passed over my neglect of uncongenial subjects.
5
Dan Farmer
The whole idea that what is not normal should be kept secret - that's really distasteful to me.
6
James Gray
As ugly an admission as this is, I met my wife at a party, and if I had been to the same party and she were dressed in different clothes, I might never have talked to her. She might have projected something that I found distasteful, even if she otherwise looked exactly the same - a beautiful woman to me.
7
Noreena Hertz
Child labour may be distasteful to westerners, but does boycotting goods made with child labour improve or exacerbate the lot of third world children? Trusting the market to regulate may not ultimately be in our interest.
8
Tom Hollander
For me, faith is more about aspiration than complacency - the smug satisfaction that other people find distasteful.
9
Nelson A. Miles
The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them.
10
Wilfred Owen
All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISTASTEFUL»

Discover the use of distasteful in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to distasteful and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse: and 100 More Dreadfully ...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Karl Shaw, 2011
2
The Haunted Tea-cosy: A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion ...
Provides an off-beat look at Christmas and the holiday season in a new version of Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol"
Edward Gorey, 1997
3
The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians
Failure to eat tadpoles does not necessarily indicate they are distasteful. Leclair, Alarie, and Bourassa (1986) demonstrated experimentally that D. verticalis from a pond containing toad tadpoles readily ate them, whereas larvae of the same ...
Kentwood D. Wells, 2010
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New Scientist
Paul Harvey Many distasteful insects have bright coloration which, so biologists suppose, has evolved as a protection against predators. Yet bright-coloured, " aposematic", larvae are more likely to be detected than those that are camouflaged, ...
5
Urban Environmental Management and Technology
... <1000 (Tentative values) Not detectable pH 5.8-8.6 5.8-8.6 5.8-8.6 5.8-8.6 Appearance Shall not be distasteful Shall not be distasteful Shall not be distasteful Shall not be distasteful Turbidity (degree) <2 (Control target) <2 ( Control target) <2 ...
Keisuke Hanaki, 2008
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Reason and Value
Therefore (it seems) not all standard acts are done to satisfy the agent's wants; if the act is burdensome or distasteful, this cannot be the case. Of course if it is burdensome and distasteful but the necessary, or least burdensome and distasteful, ...
E. J. Bond, 1983
7
Natural Products from Plants
We have a distasteful new incipient species which we will call Bitter Leaf. One of Bitter Leaf's edible amino acids has become a distasteful bitter chemical which we will call Alkaloid- 1. The herbivores much prefer Sweet Leaf to Bitter Leaf, ...
Leland J. Cseke, Peter B. Kaufman, Sara Warber, 1998
8
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa
For every brightly coloured distasteful species, there is usually at least one perfectly palatable species that looks just like it and gains protection from the resemblance. For example, form hippocoonides of the palatable female Mocker ...
Steve Woodhall, 2005
9
The Perfect Fit Diet: Combine What Science Knows About ...
Combine What Science Knows About Weight Loss with What You Know About Yourself Lisa Sanders. c. Moderately distasteful d. Very distasteful 33. I find broccoli: a. Very tasty b. Moderately tasty c. Moderately distasteful d. Very distasteful 34 ...
Lisa Sanders, 2004
10
Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, ...
Tell. Us. about. Handling. a. Highly. Distasteful. job? The Buddha said if we really need to, We have to do some really nasty things. But never just because someone has asked. —The Precious Jewel of the Teaching 12, quoting the Ratnavali ...
B. J. Gallagher, Franz Metcalf, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISTASTEFUL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term distasteful is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Reid: Trump's immigration comments 'distasteful, disgusting'
They're distasteful, disgusting and frankly, I'm terribly disappointed that my Republican colleagues here in leadership positions in the Senate ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
2
Donna Karan: Looking Back at Her 1974 Debut
Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language. We were unable to load Disqus. «WWD, Jul 15»
3
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Kyrgios is a pantomime villain without a cause
All of his distasteful antics at Wimbledon, whether in upbraiding umpires or in sulkily patting the ball into the net because of a code violation, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Watch this, skip that: 'Ray Donovan,' 'Masters of Sex'
... Both of these dramas, returning for third seasons, are very good, although each tackles a subject that some viewers will find distasteful. «OCRegister, Jul 15»
5
1 Week With Apple Music
... the great Detroit MC who died of a rare blood disorder at 32, that seemed simultaneously poignant and a distasteful attempt at branding. «New York Observer, Jul 15»
6
The enduring power of Harper Lee
All of this attention is certainly something that Lee would find distasteful if she were aware of it. In 2006, she gave some rare comments to a ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
7
State of Origin: Maroons fan's pointed barb with #riseforcameron sign
Someone here at the game has a big sign saying #RiseForCameron. I find that incredibly distasteful. — Ryan (@ryanfernance) July 8, 2015. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
Bravo's Platinum Hit failed to blend original songwriting and reality …
... “Candle In The Wind,” the judges immediately call him on it. With that kind of first impression, it's hard to imagine a more distasteful contestant ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jul 15»
9
Why the Confederate flag flies twice a year in Old Town Alexandria
“You lose the war, you don't get to fly your flag. I have a lot of friends for whom this is very, very offensive, and it's always been distasteful to me.”. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
19 things you probably shouldn't say to a dog owner
Usually from a fellow dog owner keen for neither of your animals to indulge in some unscheduled canine husbandry. It's just rather distasteful. «Metro, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Distasteful [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/distasteful>. Dec 2019 ».
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