1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something such as furniture, clothing, or the way that a house is decorated as tasteless, you consider it to be vulgar and unattractive.

...a flat crammed with spectacularly tasteless objets d'art.

2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something such as a remark or joke as tasteless, you mean that it is offensive.

I think that is the most vulgar and tasteless remark I ever heard in my life.

3) ADJ-GRADED If you describe food or drink as tasteless, you mean that it has very little or no flavour.

The fish was mushy and tasteless.


English dictionary. 2008.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tasteless — Taste less, a. 1. Having no taste; insipid; flat; as, tasteless fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of the sense of taste; or of good taste; as, a tasteless age. Orrery. [1913 Webster] 3. Not in accordance with good taste; as, a tasteless… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tasteless — [adj1] without flavor big zero*, blah*, bland, boring, distasteful, dull, flat, flavorless, insipid, mild, nowhere*, pabulum*, plain, plain vanilla*, savorless, stale, tame, thin, unappetizing, uninspired, uninteresting, unpalatable,… …   New thesaurus

  • tasteless — index disreputable, inelegant, insipid, jejune (dull), pedestrian, stale, tawdry Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • tasteless — (adj.) 1590s, unable to taste; c.1600, uninteresting; 1610s, insipid; 1670s, tactless; from TASTE (Cf. taste) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Tastelessly; tastelessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • tasteless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking flavour. 2) lacking in aesthetic judgement or constituting inappropriate behaviour. DERIVATIVES tastelessly adverb tastelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tasteless — [tāst′lis] adj. 1. a) without taste or flavor; flat; insipid b) dull; uninteresting 2. lacking good taste or showing poor taste tastelessly adv. tastelessness n …   English World dictionary

  • tasteless — taste|less [ˈteıstləs] adj 1.) food or drink that is tasteless is unpleasant because it has no particular taste 2.) slightly offensive ▪ a tasteless remark 3.) made, decorated, or chosen with bad taste ▪ a tasteless outfit ▪ ugly and tasteless… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tasteless — adjective 1 food or drink that is tasteless is unpleasant because it has no particular taste: The vegetables were tasteless and soggy. 2 tasteless joke/remark/comment etc a joke etc that is unacceptable in a particular situation 3 made, decorated …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tasteless — adjective Date: 1591 1. a. having no taste ; insipid < tasteless vegetables > b. arousing no interest ; dull < the tale comes to a flat and tasteless end R. C. Carpenter > 2. not having or exhibiting good taste …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tasteless — tastelessly, adv. tastelessness, n. /tayst lis/, adj. 1. having no taste or flavor; insipid. 2. dull; uninteresting. 3. lacking in aesthetic quality or capacity; devoid of good taste: a houseful of tasteless furnishings; a tasteless director of… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.