unsavory

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unsavory (comparative more unsavory, superlative most unsavory)

  1. Not savory; without flavor.
  2. Of bad taste; distasteful.
  3. Making an activity undesirable.
  4. Disreputable, not respectable, of questionable moral character.
    His unsavory reputation as a mobster came back to haunt him when he ran for mayor of New York.

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  • Nouns to which "unsavory" is often applied: reputation, character, aspect, element, practice, friend, tactics.

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