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English definition of “unpalatable”

unpalatable

adjective uk   /ʌnˈpæl.ə.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/ formal
describes a fact or idea that is unpleasant or shocking and therefore difficult to accept: the unpalatable truth/facts about the warSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad describes food that is unpleasant to taste or eatEdible and inedibleNot pleasant to eat or drink
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