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Tastelessness

noun
1.
The property of having no flavor.  Synonyms: flavorlessness, flavourlessness, savorlessness, savourlessness.
2.
Inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste.






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"Tastelessness" Quotes from Famous Books



... I have purposely delayed writing to you, lest I should appear to thank you more than once for the small, cheap, hideous present you sent me on the occasion of my recent wedding. Were you a poor woman, that little bowl of ill-imitated Dresden china would convict you of tastelessness merely; were you a blind woman, of nothing but an odious parsimony. As you have normal eyesight and more than normal wealth, your gift to me proclaims you at once a Philistine and a miser (or rather did so proclaim you until, less than ten ...
— The So-called Human Race • Bert Leston Taylor

... through the company kitchens for some of those villanous tin cans which everywhere marked the progress of our army. In those cans, so far as my observation went, all fruits relapsed into a common acidulation, and all meats into a similarity of tastelessness; while the "condensed milk" was best described by the men, who often unconsciously stumbled on a better joke than they knew, and always spoke of it ...
— Army Life in a Black Regiment • Thomas Wentworth Higginson

... eyes. He had seen so little of the world that he was still very young at thirty and his nature was sanguine, but he had never dared to dream of even difficult access to this most exclusive home in San Francisco. Its gloom, its tastelessness, relieved only by the splendid Italian pieces, but served to accentuate its aristocratic aloofness from those superb but too recently furnished mansions of which he knew so little outside of ...
— The Sisters-In-Law • Gertrude Atherton



Words linked to "Tastelessness" :   glitz, tawdriness, cheapness, brashness, garishness, tastefulness, tasteless, loudness, unappetizingness, meretriciousness, savourlessness, sleaze, unappetisingness, savorlessness, flashiness, inelegance, tat, gaudiness, flavourlessness, flavorlessness, tackiness



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