What does unsavory mean?

Definitions for unsavory

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsavory, unsavoury, offensive(adj)

    morally offensive

    "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"

  2. distasteful, unsavory, unsavoury(adj)

    not pleasing in odor or taste


  1. unsavory(Adjective)

    Not savory; without flavor.

  2. unsavory(Adjective)

    Of bad taste; distasteful.

  3. unsavory(Adjective)

    Making an activity undesirable.

  4. unsavory(Adjective)

    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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    It is unfortunate but an unsavory fact that most people can like, comment and share on social media circle on anything provided it means nothing actually to care about anyone but just fun.

  4. 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.

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