Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not pleasing to the taste: an unpalatable meal.
  • adj. Not pleasant or agreeable: unpalatable truths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. unpleasant to the taste
  • adj. unpleasant or disagreeable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not palatable, in any sense; disagreeable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind

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Examples

  • Apparently the seeds are bitter and unpalatable, which is why I had this task.

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  • They didn't even want to eat them (they were described as unpalatable).

    The God Delusion

  • It has been classified as unpalatable to rabbits, although they consumed significant amounts of it when mixed with grass and herbaceous leaves.

    Chapter 7

  • Conceivably, users could set AR spam filters to block any kind of unpalatable visual information, from political campaign signs to book covers.

    Filtering Reality

  • The biggest shakeup of the NHS since its creation could turn patients against GPs because doctors are likely to start receiving "unpalatable" cash bonuses, an influential health thinktank warns today.

    NHS shakeup could set patients against their GPs, warns report

  • As one expert commented, clinicians have to face up to this "unpalatable" evidence "for the sake of our patients."

    The Line Between Madness and Mayhem

  • He added: "Governments are facing the kind of unpalatable choices that they haven't had to face maybe ever."

    The Politics of Garbage

  • I think from the overall context of the letter, it’s pretty clear she was defending a position her peers found unpalatable, that is, genetics might partly explain the racial gap in intelligence-measured-by-IQ-tests.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

  • By 'unpalatable' he didn't mean it was unnerving to think one could be sighted by pure chance, he meant that even if it was a fact it left you with the feeling you were dodging the issue and saying oh well, it was probably a bit of bad luck.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • However Mr Begg is again warning the alternatives will be "unpalatable".

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