Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being unsavory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being unsavory.

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

  • n. extreme unpalatability to the mouth
  • n. the property of being extremely unacceptable to the mind

Etymologies

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unsavory +‎ -ness

Examples

  • As recently as last month, the term "nuclear apartheid," in all its unsavoriness, reared its ugly head again.

    Russ Wellen: Is "It's Not Fair" a Childish Response to Being Denied Nuclear Weapons?

  • Over the past few months, Robinson has pointed out what he believes to be the unsavoriness of parts of Clinton's campaign.

    Hillary Privately Urging Her Pledged Delegates To Vote For Obama At Convention

  • Once the Derby has been run, and that unholy spectacle retired for a year, the inexorable trot toward increased scumminess and the restoration of American horse racing's signature unsavoriness begins.

    Matthew DeBord: The Preakness: Fear and Loathing of a Fantastic Filly

  • Guilt By AssociationA frequent Corsi tactic is to point to some link between Obama and various unsavory persons and to imply that Obama somehow shares in their unsavoriness.

    Corsi's Dull Hatchet

  • The writer Michael Kinsley, sardonically noting the extent to which press organizations that used to invite prominent government officials to be their guests at Washington's ritual spring press banquets now prize guests whose fame rests on their notoriety as popsies, lawbreakers and figures of general unsavoriness, sums up the mindless, annual post-banquet boast as: "We had Hitler at our table!"

    The Art Of The Snub

  • "This [security perimeter] is a small area of goodness in a sea of unsavoriness," says British Maj.

    Dam Busters

  • Sorry, I much be feeling twisted and nauseating this morning to contemplate such coarsely unfunny unsavoriness.

    "End of the Affair: Barack Obama and the press break up."

  • Does Mexico have a monopoly on unsavoriness in politics?

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • But as big-power misbehavior and unsavoriness go, are these really so unprecedented?

    From Mao to Wow!

  • Once upon a time, a person like George W. Bush couldn't get elected dog, flea-and-tick catcher; based on his past track record as a businessman, and not to mention his alleged morals, alleged family values, and the unsavoriness of the known assorted crooks, liars and thug elements he travels with ...

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: America's Shame

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