Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking flavor; insipid.
  • adj. Not having or showing good taste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no flavour; bland, insipid
  • adj. Lacking delicacy, refinement and good taste; unbecoming, crass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no taste; insipid; flat.
  • adj. Destitute of the sense of taste; or of good taste.
  • adj. Not in accordance with good taste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no taste.
  • Incapable of the sense of taste: as, the tongue when furred is nearly tasteless.
  • Having no power of giving pleasure; stale; insipid; uninteresting; dull.
  • Not in accordance with the principles of good taste.
  • Destitute of the power to appreciate or enjoy what is excellent, beautiful, or harmonious; having bad or false taste: as, a tasteless age.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking flavor
  • adj. lacking aesthetic or social taste

Etymologies

taste +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's not like people have never seen others dressed up in tasteless costumes behaving like idiots.

    Rosalyn Hoffman: A Generation in Need of Crystal Balls?

  • The commercialization, selfish grab-assing, and frequent corruption and fraud that goes with it is just plain tasteless to me.

    On the Ethics of Coyote Hunting Tournaments

  • “Sometimes people respond in tasteless ways, sometimes in artistic ways.”

    Conspiracy theories springing up in Internet chat rooms

  • That being said, I wouldn't call it "tasteless" - I felt like her being on the show was actually showing support for her husband.

    PopSugar

  • A: Sedum sexangular (S. sexanulare), also commonly called tasteless stonecrop, is extremely tolerant of cold conditions.

    As season changes, gardeners get ready

  • What is new is the fear Showtime seems to have about being called tasteless, or worse.

    Multiple Persona Follies

  • ARDEN: No. Actually, arsenic is colorless, and odorless, and tasteless, which is one good thing, if you ` re trying to poison someone.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • "It's a very damaging mistake," the piece avers: "the idea that sniffing out the tasteless is the same thing as taste."

    'Highbrow Fight Club'

  • So now the city the way New Year Most people choose to become two: one is to set a table in the hotel Fanzhuang, 30 wild night at a meal, then come home to see that dozens of Taiwanese chewing years, "tasteless" - Spring Festival; the other is the family to travel in the New Year outside. fact, to say follow the fashion, travel, or set a table for two I do, but why do I forget all the people is being gradually forgotten the sense of a deep sense of "festive" and deep deep invasion in the New Year's share of deep affection.

    VInvesting.com

  • As a general rule Midtown Lunch tends to be anti-frozen yogurt (especially the "healthy" aka tasteless kind) but here's one for all you closeted Tasti D fans.

    Midtown Lunch

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