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  • adverb In an untasteful manner, opposite of tastefully.


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  • Helena happened of her own accord to meet the Idol right at the cottage gate when he came home from the furnace, and she was most untastefully beautifully dressed.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess 1898

  • The wainscoted walls around him were hung with costly paintings, mingled, not untastefully, with

    Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's, 1872

  • His sermon, which was on Rev.xvi. 15, is a very untastefully-worded discourse on the propriety of always being on the watch so as not to be taken by surprise without one's garments; and, among the rather ludicrous images which his literal treatment of the subject suggests, we come upon a passage describing one of four pieces of raiment which the State ought never to be caught without.

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649 David Masson 1864

  • Then there was a coarse, strong man, with a bacon-fed look, plainly, cheaply, and untastefully dressed in clothes which, by their substantial goodness, indicated at once the wearer's prudence and the length of his purse.

    The Partisan Leader: A Novel... 1862

  • Some of the floors are not untastefully paved with small pebbles, intermingled with white shells.

    Journal of an African Cruiser Horatio Bridge 1849

  • The dais of piled cushions, on which so many fashionable groups had lounged in better times, now seemed a mountain, which begot ideas of labor, difficulty, and up-hill employment, rather than ease, as the eye beheld it cumbering two thirds of the miserable area into which it was so untastefully compressed.

    Confession, or, the Blind Heart; a Domestic Story William Gilmore Simms 1838


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