Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not pleasing to the taste.
  • adjective Not pleasant or agreeable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not palatable, in any sense; disagreeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective unpleasant to the taste
  • adjective by extension unpleasant or disagreeable

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

  • adjective not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind

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Examples

  • They didn't even want to eat them (they were described as unpalatable).

    The God Delusion

  • Apparently the seeds are bitter and unpalatable, which is why I had this task.

    The Cow Tongue Flower Chronicles

  • Apparently the seeds are bitter and unpalatable, which is why I had this task.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • It has been classified as unpalatable to rabbits, although they consumed significant amounts of it when mixed with grass and herbaceous leaves.

    Chapter 7

  • As one expert commented, clinicians have to face up to this "unpalatable" evidence "for the sake of our patients."

    The Line Between Madness and Mayhem

  • Conceivably, users could set AR spam filters to block any kind of unpalatable visual information, from political campaign signs to book covers.

    Filtering Reality

  • Conceivably, users could set AR spam filters to block any kind of unpalatable visual information, from political campaign signs to book covers.

    Filtering Reality

  • The biggest shakeup of the NHS since its creation could turn patients against GPs because doctors are likely to start receiving "unpalatable" cash bonuses, an influential health thinktank warns today.

    NHS shakeup could set patients against their GPs, warns report

  • He added: "Governments are facing the kind of unpalatable choices that they haven't had to face maybe ever."

    The Politics of Garbage

  • I think from the overall context of the letter, it’s pretty clear she was defending a position her peers found unpalatable, that is, genetics might partly explain the racial gap in intelligence-measured-by-IQ-tests.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

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