(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unsavory, distasteful, repugnant; tasteless, insipid. See discourtesy, unsavoriness.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
unappealing, nauseating, sickening, *stomach-turning, *gross, disgusting, unpalatable, unsavory, distasteful, *yucky.
ANT.: appetizing, mouth-watering, appealing
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective So unpleasant in flavor as to be inedible: distasteful, unpalatable, unsavory. See TASTE.

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