UNSAVORY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for UNSAVORY?

Need another word that means the same as “unsavory”? Find 3 synonyms and 30 related words for “unsavory” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Unsavory” are: distasteful, unsavoury, offensive

Unsavory as an Adjective

Definitions of "Unsavory" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “unsavory” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Morally offensive.
  • Not pleasing in odor or taste.

Synonyms of "Unsavory" as an adjective (3 Words)

distastefulNot pleasing in odor or taste.
Distasteful language.
offensiveMorally offensive.
He is also accused of possessing an offensive weapon.
unsavouryNot pleasing in odor or taste.
They looked at the scanty unsavoury portions of food doled out to them.

Usage Examples of "Unsavory" as an adjective

  • An unsavory reputation.
  • An unsavory scandal.

Associations of "Unsavory" (30 Words)

annoyingThe act of troubling or annoying someone.
Tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork.
disagreeableNot to your liking.
A disagreeable thought.
discontentedShowing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing.
Was discontented with his position.
disgruntledAngry or dissatisfied.
Judges receive letters from disgruntled members of the public.
dissatisfiedIn a state of sulky dissatisfaction.
Dissatisfied customers.
impermissibleNot permitted.
Their refusal to discuss the issue is impermissible.
impossibleVery difficult to deal with.
It was almost impossible to keep up with him.
inadequateOf insufficient quantity to meet a need.
A sad solitary inadequate man.
inadmissibleNot to be allowed or tolerated.
An inadmissible interference in the affairs of the Church.
insufferableUnbearably arrogant or conceited.
An insufferable bully.
intolerableIncapable of being tolerated or endured.
The intolerable pressures of his work.
irritatingCausing irritation or annoyance.
An irritating delay.
malcontentA person who is discontented or disgusted.
It was too late to stop the malcontents with a show of force.
objectionableLiable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to.
A vulgar and objectionable person.
obnoxiousExtremely unpleasant.
He found her son somewhat obnoxious.
offensiveMorally offensive.
He is also accused of possessing an offensive weapon.
outrageousVery bold and unusual and rather shocking.
The outrageous claims made by the previous government.
prohibitionA writ from a superior court forbidding an inferior court from proceeding in a suit deemed to be beyond its cognizance.
They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter.
scurrilousMaking or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
A very funny collection of bawdy and scurrilous writings.
tabooPlace under a taboo.
The burial ground was seen as a taboo place.
unacceptableUsed of persons or their behavior.
A word unacceptable in polite society.
unbearableNot able to be endured or tolerated.
The heat was getting unbearable.
unendurableIncapable of being put up with.
Cries of unendurable suffering.
unimaginableDifficult or impossible to imagine or comprehend.
Lives of almost unimaginable deprivation.
unpalatableNot pleasant to taste.
An unpalatable meal.
unpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings.
The symptoms are extremely unpleasant.
unsatisfactoryNot satisfactory; not good enough.
Our discussion was very unsatisfactory.
unsupportableNot able to be supported or defended.
unthinkable(of a situation or event) too unlikely or undesirable to be considered a possibility.
It was unthinkable that John could be dead.
vexingExtremely annoying or displeasing.
It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong.

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