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Definitions for unsavory
un·sa·vo·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsavory, unsavoury, offensiveadjective

    morally offensive

    "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"

  2. distasteful, unsavory, unsavouryadjective

    not pleasing in odor or taste

Wiktionary

  1. unsavoryadjective

    Not savory; without flavor.

  2. unsavoryadjective

    Of bad taste; distasteful.

  3. unsavoryadjective

    Making an activity undesirable.

  4. unsavoryadjective

    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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  1. unsavory

    Unsavory is an adjective used to describe something that is unpleasant, distasteful, disagreeable, or unpalatable. It can refer to food that tastes bad, situations that are morally offensive, or people who are disreputable or socially unacceptable.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsavory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsavory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unsavory in a Sentence

  1. President Biden:

    If you’re doing business with the friends of Russia, you’re helping out Russians. It’s that simple, now you have an energy crisis, and your only way to resolve that is to do business with some of the most unsavory countries on Planet Earth who are the biggest human rights abusers.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    His facts are wrong. Staples has said that the policy in place was instituted a decade ago, so it was not instituted as a way to get around Obamacare, but he makes it sound as if getting around a law, meaning responding to the incentives that are written into the law, is somehow unsavory. And he talks about that, it's the same way he talks about everything that's private enterprise.

  3. Scott Prendergast:

    I have lived and worked in New York City my whole life and it is definitely starting to remind me of the 1980s as far as unsavory characters being a lot more visible.

  4. Josh Shapiro:

    Purdue ignored the safety of Pennsylvanians, some of whom died as a result of the illegal and suspicious prescriptions written by these doctors. Purdue took full advantage of the situation. They targeted doctors with unsavory practices, they lied to sell more drugs, and as a result, they pumped our commonwealth with as much Oxy as possible.

  5. Aaron Fischer:

    When you actually crack a prostitution ring or crackdown on junkets, that's always going to create a lot of headlines. Short term, it might be painful to see these unsavory things.

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