• WordNet 3.6
    • adv distastefully in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree "the beggar was disgustingly filthy"
    • adv distastefully in an offensively distasteful manner "a distastefully explicit report on the Royal couple's marital life"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • distastefully In a displeasing or offensive manner.
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  • 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:

She was facing the situation gallantly, but found it distasteful.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
It was a life not altogether distasteful to her.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
We put before it facts far too complex for it to understand; and therefore distasteful to it.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
But he did not say that he had already undergone the distasteful experience Stubby mentioned as a possibility.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
She glanced round her with distaste.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
But as he spoke he regarded it apparently with distaste, and then dropped it overboard.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
Sympathy from any man would have been distasteful to him.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Hollister waited for that familiar shadow of distaste to appear.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Either conclusion is distasteful.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
Assassination claimed his father and brothers, and, facing the same peril, he took up the distasteful duties of government.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck

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
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
What is this weary world; this meat and drink,
That chains us by the teeth so fast?
What is this woman-kinde, which I can wink
Into a blacknesse and distaste?
O show thy self to me,
Or take me up to thee!
"Home" by George Herbert

In news:

Bite Your Tongue The Chick-fil-A Conundrum: How to Reconcile Tasty Chicken with Distasteful Politics.
MMM > News > AAFP pact with Coke distasteful to some.
Most distasteful thing I've ever done' nears for Fawell.
"These young adults need to watch the news and learn some history "why" burning effigies are distasteful.
Anderson Silva's distaste for Jon Jones fight doesn't equate .
Substituted ingredients often pack their own distasteful punch.
The feel-good story of Jeremy Lin was marred by a distasteful footnote Wednesday night, courtesy of MSG.
Steven Patrick Morrissey and Elizabeth "Lizzy" Grant are both singer-songwriters with a clear love of cinema and a distaste for the bland, the bourgeois, and the unglamorous.
I've never shied away from expressing my distaste for the sacrifice bunt, and the strategy cost the Orioles in their 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
For a man employed as a theater director and theater professor, David Levine evinces a great distaste for actual theater.
PR2 Robot Learns to Scoop Up Distasteful Matter.
Wine Expert Dinkinish O'Connor explains how she got over her distaste for one of the world's most popular wines.
Another madman goes on a rampage, and each time it occurs I'm left with a complete distaste for the era of the 24 hour news coverage of such events.
Elvis performed a rocking version of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky," which some fans in the audience found distasteful.
And while I understand your distaste at having to read so many e-mails about the practice, I feel compelled to respond.

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.
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