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noun [U]     /dɪˈsteɪst/
a dislike of something that you find unpleasant or unacceptable: His distaste for publicity of any sort is well known. She looked at the advertisement with distaste before walking quickly on.Feelings of dislike and hatred distasteful     /-fəl/ adjective He found the subject of their conversation very distasteful.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad distastefully     /-fəl.i/ adverb distastefulness     /-fəl.nəs/ noun [U] Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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