Synonyms for unsavory

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uhn-sey-vuh-ree
Phonetic Transcription : ʌnˈseɪ və ri

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Définition of unsavory

Origin :
  • early 13c., "tasteless, insipid," from un- (1) "not" + savory (adj.). Meaning "unpleasant or disagreeable to the taste" is attested from late 14c.; of persons, from c.1400.
  • adj revolting, sickening
Example sentences :
  • It is too high ever to be reached by any unsavory odors from the Back Bay.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 » by Various
  • Yes; it has an unsavory odor, as M. de Treville used to say.
  • Extract from : « The Man in the Iron Mask » by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Its manifestations are all abominable in his eyes, and unsavory in his nostrils.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 » by Various
  • When skilfully concocted and properly seasoned, not at all unsavory.
  • Extract from : « Western Characters » by J. L. McConnel
  • The colds were caused by the northeast wind of unsavory reputation!
  • Extract from : « Preventable Diseases » by Woods Hutchinson
  • It is impolite to mention him, as though his name were as unsavory as his odor.
  • Extract from : « In the Open » by Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • The street is and always has been narrow, and, from its proximity to the fish-market, is and always has been unsavory.
  • Extract from : « London » by Walter Besant
  • Then Brinnaria ventured a second visit to the unsavory locality.
  • Extract from : « The Unwilling Vestal » by Edward Lucas White
  • Now Mr. Max leered about the table and contributed his unsavory bit.
  • Extract from : « Seven Keys to Baldpate » by Earl Derr Biggers
  • These days, any online game you play is filled with all kinds of unsavory sorts.
  • Extract from : « Little Brother » by Cory Doctorow

Antonyms for unsavory

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