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  • adjective Not tasty


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un- +‎ tasty


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  • When parents tell children to clean their rooms, eat a healthy but untasty food, dress in appropriate but uncomfortable clothes or do something else against the child's will, it's usually in service of a value system that children don't understand, don't see as their own, or don't understand the consequences of.

    Jonathan Kim: The Planeteers Want YOU! Captain Planet Turns 20 2010

  • The guilt that accompanies eating is pervasive and untasty.

    Halle Tecco: Flexitarian Cooking: Pleasing Both Vegetarians and Carnivores 2010

  • This turned out to be unecessary, but not untasty. note: these needed to be put into the steamer a few minutes before the mussels, as they take longer to open.

    Mussels for Mum 2007

  • Bought less, kept more in the cabinet (warm, hence untasty).

    haloaskew Diary Entry haloaskew 2006

  • I think beer is yucky, untasty, generally unfit for my consumption.

    wilberteets Diary Entry wilberteets 2005

  • It was a symbol of Frank's devotion ... though, in all likelihood, a spectacularly untasty one.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine 2002

  • It was a symbol of Frank's devotion ... though, in all likelihood, a spectacularly untasty one.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine 2002

  • She's a dilettante student at the Sorbonne, blowing off her courses in chemistry (of all subjects), spending her almost incalculable free time steeped in food and clothes, concocting untasty little offerings in "the lab," and waging fashion wars against her peers, justifying the efforts as self-defense.

    Shampoo Planet Coupland, Douglas 1992

  • Teroro now brought in the rations: breadfruit partially dried and rolled into wads for fermentation; pandanus flour made by baking and grating the untasty fruit, just barely palatable but useful on long trips; dried sweet potatoes, shellfish, coconut meat, bonito hard as rock; more than eighty drinking coconuts; three dozen lengths of watertight bamboo filled with clear water.

    Hawaii Michener, James 1959

  • The next day she wandered some miles farther down the Quah-Davic, till she came to a neighbourhood where the water-meadows were strung thickly along the stream and where the pasturage, though now dry and untasty, was abundant.

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life Charles George Douglas Roberts 1901


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