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Tasting bad or lacking flavour - thesaurus

Synonyms

stale

adjective

stale food such as bread is old and no longer fresh

nasty

adjective

very unpleasant to taste, smell, see, or feel

rancid

adjective

rancid food contains fats or oils that are no longer fresh and have an unpleasant taste and smell

sour

adjective

with an unpleasant taste or smell, especially because of no longer being fresh

inedible

adjective

too unpleasant or poisonous to eat

unpalatable

adjective

formal unpalatable food tastes unpleasant

tasteless

adjective

having no flavour

bland

adjective

not having a strong taste and therefore not very interesting to eat

insipid

adjective

formal not enjoyable to eat or drink because of having very little taste

bad

adjective

no longer fresh or good to eat or drink

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acrid

adjective

an acrid smell or taste is very strong, bitter, and unpleasant in your nose and throat

icky

adjective

spoken very unpleasant to touch, look at, smell, or taste

light

adjective

used about foods and drinks that do not have a strong taste

off

adjective

food that is off is no longer fresh and is not good to eat

overpowering

adjective

an overpowering smell or taste is very strong

pungent

adjective

a pungent taste or smell is very strong and sharp

rank

adjective

with a strong unpleasant smell or taste

sickly

adjective

something such as a smell or taste that is sickly is so unpleasant that it makes you feel sick

spoiled

adjective

spoilt

stewed

adjective

British stewed tea has become too strong and has developed an unpleasant taste

tainted

adjective

mainly American tainted food is not safe to eat because it is no longer fresh

unappetizing

adjective

food that is unappetizing does not taste good or does not have an attractive appearance

uneatable

adjective

not safe or pleasant to eat

unsavoury

adjective

food that is unsavoury smells and looks bad

watery

adjective

watery food or drink contains a lot of water and has a weak taste

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