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Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting. But really good actors are not hiding at all. They're not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Meaning of "unsavoury" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNSAVOURY

unsavoury  [ʌnˈseɪvərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNSAVOURY

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

WHAT DOES UNSAVOURY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unsavoury in the English dictionary

The definition of unsavoury in the dictionary is objectionable or distasteful. Other definition of unsavoury is disagreeable in odour or taste.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNSAVOURY


antislavery
ˌæntɪˈsleɪvərɪ
bravery
ˈbreɪvərɪ
delivery
dɪˈlɪvərɪ
engravery
ɪnˈɡreɪvərɪ
flavory
ˈfleɪvərɪ
flavoury
ˈfleɪvərɪ
ivory
ˈaɪvərɪ
knavery
ˈneɪvərɪ
livery
ˈlɪvərɪ
proslavery
ˌprəʊˈsleɪvərɪ
quavery
ˈkweɪvərɪ
redelivery
ˌriːdɪˈlɪvərɪ
rivery
ˈrɪvərɪ
salivary
ˈsælɪvərɪ
Savery
ˈseɪvərɪ
savory
ˈseɪvərɪ
savoury
ˈseɪvərɪ
slavery
ˈsleɪvərɪ
special-delivery
ˌspɛʃəldɪˈlɪvərɪ
wavery
ˈweɪvərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNSAVOURY

unsatiable
unsating
unsatirical
unsatisfaction
unsatisfactory
unsatisfiable
unsatisfied
unsatisfiedness
unsatisfying
unsaturate
unsaturated
unsaturation
unsaved
unsavorily
unsavoriness
unsavourily
unsavouriness
unsawn
unsay
unsayable

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNSAVOURY

add insult to injury
armoury
bistoury
bury
canterbury
century
coloury
dyvoury
floury
fury
injury
jury
loury
luxury
mercury
Salisbury
stoury
Sudbury
treasury
vapoury

Synonyms and antonyms of unsavoury in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNSAVOURY»

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

Translation of «unsavoury» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNSAVOURY

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

Translator English - Chinese

令人讨厌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desagradable
570 millions of speakers

English

unsavoury
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेस्वाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بغيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

невкусно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desagradável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিস্বাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

louche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

widerwärtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不快な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불미스러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unsavory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không có mùi vị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுவையற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेचव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lezzetsiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sgradevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niesmaczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

несмачно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezgustător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανούσιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onsmaaklike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unsavoury
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

usmakelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unsavoury

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNSAVOURY»

The term «unsavoury» is normally little used and occupies the 111.902 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNSAVOURY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unsavoury» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unsavoury» 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 unsavoury

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3 QUOTES WITH «UNSAVOURY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unsavoury.
1
Josh Hartnett
If I was painting or writing, I wouldn't veer away from things because they seemed unsavoury to me. So as an actor, I kind of think the same way. I should do things that are different and interesting and shed light on the craziness of the world.
2
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting. But really good actors are not hiding at all. They're not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury.
3
Bethany McLean
Before Enron, I think people were a bit more naive about the way things worked, and I think Enron pulled the curtain back on unsavoury practices that turned out to be a lot more widespread.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNSAVOURY»

Discover the use of unsavoury in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unsavoury and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bloodlust
Bloodlust is the story of this terrible journey as seen through the eyes of Irishman Alexander Pearce, who discovers what happens when men are pushed past their limits and what lies in the dark shadows beyond.
Nick Bleszynski, 2011
2
Red Light Zones: The World's Most Unsavoury Night Spots
From New York City to the Czech Republic, from stag parties to underage prostitutes, these are the compelling first-hand account of what the darkest corners of the brightest cities have in store for the traveller.
David Kerekes, 2005
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The Whole Works: Horae Hebraicae et Talmudicae or Hebrew and ...
'NERD' '(F1 “ Can that which is unsavoury be, eaten without salt ?” “ Thy prophets “ have seen for thee, '7£\fl1N1w vanity and thatpwhich is unsavoury.” The Greek, aéraia icai &¢p<m'»mv, ' vain things and folly.' D'i'I5N$' n':sn rm R5 “ He gave ...
John Lightfoot, John Rogers Pitman, 1823
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The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot: Master of ...
MwpavSty suits very well with the Hebrew word bBD, which both signifies ' unsavoury' and a 'fool ;' ^DDg b>2Xn> jn " Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt?" " Thy prophets'1 have seen for thee, ^DDl KW vanity and that which is ...
John Lightfoot, John Rogers Pitman, 1823
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The whole works of ... John Lightfoot, ed. by J.R. Pitman
MupavSrj suits very well with the Hebrew word bsn, which both signifies ' unsavoury' and a 'fool ;' ^DDg VaNrv "Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt?" "Thy prophets'1 have seen for thee, ^>sni NW vanity and that which is ...
John Lightfoot, John Rogers Pitman, 1823
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Harrap's essential English Dictionary
unsavoury unsung You are unsatisfied with something if you are not happy with it : She was unsatisfied with the reason he gave for being late. unsavoury (AmE unsavory) /An'servan/ adjective Something is unsavoury if" it is unpleasant or ...
‎1996
7
The Church Historians of England: Reformation Period
Also St. Jerome, upon these words of Matthew, ' Unsavoury salt is profitable for nothing, but to be cast forth and trodden of swine,' thereupon in the person of Peter and Paul saith thus: ' It is no easy matter to stand in the place of Peter and Paul, ...
John Foxe, Joseph Stevenson, 1855
8
Words: A User's Guide
As it is also the opposite of tasteful it can refer to a lack of tact, or something that is offensive and inappropriate: But ifthe sculpture seemed tasteless, vulgar and dumb, its power was undeniable. unsavoury adjective, means unpleasant to taste , ...
Graham Pointon, Stewart Clark, 2014
9
The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe: With a Preliminary ...
Also St. Jerome, upon these words of Matthew : ' Unsavoury gait is profitable for nothing, but to be cast forth and trodden of swine.' Whereupon in the person of Peter and Paul he saith thus : ' It is no easy matter to stand in the place of Peter ...
John Foxe, Stephen Reed Cattley, George Townsend, 1837
10
Morals on the Book of Job, tr. with notes and indices [by J. ...
370 The Law ' unsavoury' without the salt of the Gospel. Job 6, souls of mortal beings, saying, He that eateth My Flesh, 6' and drinketh My Blood, dwelleth in Me , and I in him. John^, But because both the longings of the Elect from among the ...
Gregory I ((st) pope.), 1844

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNSAVOURY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unsavoury is used in the context of the following news items.
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Unsavoury ads - Parental guidance the key
I can understand why some parents are discomfited by unsavoury advertisements ("Eatery's cheeky ad removed"; July 23). Although some advertisements ... «The Straits Times, Aug 15»
2
New book reveals pedophile Robert Hughes' unsavoury prison …
A new book has revealed the rough treatment former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes underwent at the hands of fellow inmates upon his arrival at a NSW prison. «9news.com.au, Aug 15»
3
Your remarks against PM Modi unsavoury: LG Jung tells Kejriwal
Your letter leads to unsavoury and avoidable comments, not just within the country but also overseas," Jung said. The LG also refused to sign a file confirming ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
4
Broadway stars, patrons decry the unsavoury use of smartphones
Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! Rat-a-tat texting! The shaming “Shhhhh!” Years of tension over audience behaviour hit ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
5
Flying the flag for racism: It's time to get rid of unsavoury 'memorials'
Flying the flag for racism: It's time to get rid of unsavoury 'memorials'. Why do statues and flags matter? Because, when displayed outside universities or ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
6
'Kitchen culture' can promote unsavoury behaviour
Ask anyone in the restaurant industry and they'll tell you they've been harassed on the job, abused, touched inappropriately by a “pervy” chef or hazed as the ... «Toronto Star, Jun 15»
7
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse decries 'unsavoury' media language
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has taken umbrage at words used to describe his team's raft of changes this week, describing language employed by the media ... «The Age, May 15»
8
It's hard to find sympathy for Clifford Jackman's unsavoury gang of …
They say everyone loves a bad boy, and in his first novel, Guelph, Ont., lawyer Clifford Jackman apparently sets out to test that truism. The outlaw gang of The ... «The Globe and Mail, Apr 15»
9
Swiss regulator says HSBC scandal 'unsavoury' reminder of past
"The matter is unsavoury and it paints a picture of Switzerland that we don't like to see: the Switzerland of 10 or more years ago," Mark Branson, head of Swiss ... «Reuters UK, Mar 15»
10
Woods used by 'unsavoury' men for sex chopped down
I was told it was to do with the unsavoury men who have been meeting up there but these are beautiful, mature trees, and it's a wildlife habitat. Surely they could ... «News & Star, Mar 15»

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