• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Distasteive Tending to excite distaste.
    • ***


  • Francis Bacon
    “Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.”


In literature:

He looked forward to the gathering, the crowds, the local enthusiasm, the signs of his own popularity, with a sickening distaste.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Again that distasteful expression fraught with distrust and insinuation.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
I glanced at our Daisy, expecting to discover my own distaste for this silly speech mirrored on her face.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
Lanyard gathered them into a sheaf and scanned them cursorily, even with distaste.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
So far he had always won in their brief encounters, and monotony was always distasteful to her, especially monotony of that kind.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
But a man was brought who was distasteful to her at all points, and she was told that that man was to have her daughter!
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
His manner was intimate and distasteful.
"The Blood Red Dawn" by Charles Caldwell Dobie
As I went toward the Doctor's tent, my intense distaste for the work offered me seemed to lessen.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
The constant round of light amusements and simple duties grew distasteful.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Why, then, should he still be concerned in a matter so distasteful to him?
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Art in thine own esteem a beast,
And dost thyself abhor?
The more thou hast of self-distaste,
Thy Husband loves the more.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
But left me with a deep distaste
For common speech, that still did seem
More meaningless than mountain waste,
Less human than the far-off stream.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
My conscience with the load opprest,
Must the distasteful truth attest,
And forces me to own each sin,
And say, — "Just such my life has been!"
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Or is there some too sharp distaste
In all this quivering green and gold?
Something that makes bare boughs yet barer,
And the eye's pure delight the rarer?
"From Wear To Thames" by John Freeman
She? no, her weakness: she unbraced
Among those athletes fronting storms!
The muscles less of steel than paste,
Why, they of nature feel distaste
For flash, much more for push, of arms.
"To Colonel Charles (Dying General C.B.B.)" by George Meredith
Fresh from piano, school, and books,
A happy girl with rosy looks
Young Plowman wooed and won; despite
Her pretty, pouting prejudice,
Her deep distaste for rural bliss
Or countryfied delight.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Celine Dion Responds to Kate Winslet's Distaste for "My Heart Will Go On".
Of the many distasteful elements to the year-end "fiscal cliff" that Washington is desperately trying to avoid, few are more loathed than the automatic , indiscriminate spending cuts scheduled to begin on January 2.
Distasteful content on the internet is not a new thing.
Even without the serpent connection, many people find this houseplant distasteful.
Any loyal 'Community' fan knows that for as long as the series has aired on NBC, series star Chevy Chase has had a public distaste for its brand of humor, his character Pierce Hawthorne, and particularly former show-runner Dan Harmon.
This video shows how a toddler nearly escapes distaster less than a minute.
Hmm my distaste for lox.
Timberlake ' deeply sorry' for 'distasteful' video.
They took to the streets to for their distaste for Romney.
Durst , a Manhattan real-estate investor and developer who combined a passion for city history with an equally strong distaste for government involvement in land-use affairs, died yesterday at New York Hospital.
' Fascination with guns, distaste for authority': Police say reclusive North Bend double murder suspect likely at large in woods.
The store made the flyer to advertise its holiday catering services, but some customers find it distasteful.
The insane blitzkrieg of distasteful political attack ads we endure in these weeks leading up to the presidential election are about as welcome as a swarm of black gnats at a Fourth of July picnic.
I want to address a glaring omission that very much pertains to the subject, a growing distaste from God and a thirst for violence and salaciousness.
If there's one thing on which Red Sox and Yankee fans can agree, it's a distaste for the Mets.

In science:

The disappointing computational profile of Monte Carlo integration seems to have inspired a distaste for randomized approaches within the scientific computing community.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
In our modern view, Maxwell’s displacement current is no longer the artificial and awkward device found so distasteful by the anti-Maxwellians.
Lorenz's electromagnetic theory of light
But if we consider the quantum version of the model, we find ourselves in the somewhat distasteful situation of having quadratically divergent radiative corrections to the Higgs doublet mass parameter.
Future Summary