Definition of unsavory:
Synonyms for unsavory:
noisome, nasty, rancid, vicious, dysphemistic, nauseous, unlovely, repellant, loathly, nefarious, black, inedible, revolting, odoriferous, perverted, gross, wicked, unlawful, rotten, bad, unrighteous, iniquitous, deviant, unappetizing, brackish, vile, dark, sinful, distasteful, yucky, immoral, violative, villainous, loathsome, repellent, sordid, harsh, unethical, skanky, taste, offensive, bitter, dead, amoral, repelling, foul, unpalatable, uncongenial, sour, evil, icky, wrong, unwelcome, displeasing, unpleasing, unsavoury, sickening, queasy, disgustful.
- offensive (part of speech: adjective)
- unsavory (part of speech: adjective)
- tasteless (part of speech: adjective)
Yes, and it would be better for the country if our literary men would describe the healthful life of the Nation's plain people, than tell unsavory stories of artificial careers and abnormal affections, and all that sort of thing.- "The Young Man and the World", Albert J. Beveridge.
The austere stronghold, notwithstanding its repellent exterior and unsavory reputation, always extended a warm welcome to the kindly, genial priest; not alone because of the deep friendship which the master of Torn felt for the good father, but through the personal charm, and lovableness of the holy man's nature, which shone alike on saint and sinner.- "The Outlaw of Torn", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
- "The Hills of Hingham", Dallas Lore Sharp.