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  • adverb In an untasteful manner, opposite of tastefully.


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  • Helena happened of her own accord to meet the Idol right at the cottage gate when he came home from the furnace, and she was most untastefully beautifully dressed.


  • The wainscoted walls around him were hung with costly paintings, mingled, not untastefully, with

    Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's,

  • His sermon, which was on Rev.xvi. 15, is a very untastefully-worded discourse on the propriety of always being on the watch so as not to be taken by surprise without one's garments; and, among the rather ludicrous images which his literal treatment of the subject suggests, we come upon a passage describing one of four pieces of raiment which the State ought never to be caught without.

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

  • Then there was a coarse, strong man, with a bacon-fed look, plainly, cheaply, and untastefully dressed in clothes which, by their substantial goodness, indicated at once the wearer's prudence and the length of his purse.

    The Partisan Leader: A Novel...

  • Some of the floors are not untastefully paved with small pebbles, intermingled with white shells.

    Journal of an African Cruiser

  • The dais of piled cushions, on which so many fashionable groups had lounged in better times, now seemed a mountain, which begot ideas of labor, difficulty, and up-hill employment, rather than ease, as the eye beheld it cumbering two thirds of the miserable area into which it was so untastefully compressed.

    Confession, or, the Blind Heart; a Domestic Story


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