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tasteless

taste·less

tasteless

pronunciation:
teIst lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having little or no taste or flavor; insipid.
a tasteless stew
synonyms:
flavorless, insipid, weak
antonyms:
appetizing, full-bodied, robust, tasteful, tasty
similar words:
bland, flat, jejune, stale, thin, vapid, watery
definition 2: marked by poor taste; inappropriate.
tasteless comments
synonyms:
cheap, cheesy, crude, flashy, garish, gauche, gaudy, kitschy, tacky, tactless, tawdry, trashy
antonyms:
elegant, gracious, refined, seemly, tasteful
similar words:
coarse, inappropriate, rude, sleazy, unsavory, vulgar
derivations: tastelessly (adv.), tastelessness (n.)
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The word tasteless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1