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

  • adj. Distasteful or disagreeable: an unsavory task.
  • adj. Not savory: an unsavory meal.
  • adj. Morally offensive: an unsavory scandal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not savory; without flavor.
  • adj. Of bad taste; distasteful.
  • adj. Making an activity undesirable.
  • adj. Disreputable, not respectable, of questionable moral character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not savory; tasteless; insipid.
  • Disagreeable to the taste or smell. Unpleasing; offensive, intellectually or morally; disagreeable.
  • Synonyms Unpalatable, ill-flavored, state.
  • Disgusting, nauseous.

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

  • adj. morally offensive
  • adj. not pleasing in odor or taste

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