tasteless

Something that's tasteless is either very bland, like a plain baked potato with no seasoning, or it's tacky and inappropriate, like the tasteless jokes your uncle likes to tell at Thanksgiving.

If your tuna casserole is tasteless, you should add some salt and pepper. If your relative is tasteless, that's a trickier problem to solve. In the latter case, tasteless means "lacking in judgment" or "offensive." So a joke that hurts someone's feelings is tasteless, and wearing a dress made out of rubbish you found in the recycling bin to your cousin's wedding would also be tasteless — unless the wedding's theme is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."

Definitions of tasteless
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adj lacking flavor

Synonyms:
unappetising, unappetizing
not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
unpalatable
not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid
lacking taste or flavor or tang
nonflavored, nonflavoured, unflavored, unflavoured
without flavoring added
unsalted, unseasoned
without salt or seasoning
Antonyms:
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
appetising, appetizing
appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma
salty
containing or filled with salt
palatable, toothsome
acceptable to the taste or mind
sweet
having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
sour
having a sharp biting taste
acid-tasting, sour-tasting
having a sour acidic taste
ambrosial, ambrosian, nectarous
extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
bitter
causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter"
bitterish, sharp-tasting
somewhat bitter
bittersweet, semisweet
having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
choice
appealing to refined taste
dainty
especially pleasing to the taste
delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy
extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
flavorful, flavorous, flavorsome, flavourful, flavourous, flavoursome, sapid, saporous
full of flavor
fruity
tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit
full-bodied, racy, rich, robust
marked by richness and fullness of flavor
peppery
having the piquant burning taste of peppers
gingery
having a taste like that of ginger
hot, spicy
producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
grapey, grapy
having a taste like that of grapes
mild-tasting
having a mild taste
nippy
a sharp biting taste
nutlike, nutty
having the flavor of nuts
piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty
having an agreeably pungent taste
acrid, pungent
strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"
salty
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
smoky
tasting of smoke
sour
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
strong-flavored
having a strong taste
winey, winy
having the taste of wine
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adj lacking aesthetic or social taste

Synonyms:
inelegant
lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
pretentious
making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
barbaric
unrestrained and crudely rich
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
tastelessly showy
Brummagem
cheap and showy
camp, campy
providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
indelicate, off-color, off-colour
in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent
ostentatious, pretentious
(of a display) tawdry or vulgar
Antonyms:
tasteful
having or showing or conforming to good taste
elegant
refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
unpretentious
lacking pretension or affectation
aesthetic, artistic, esthetic
aesthetically pleasing
understated, unostentatious, unpretentious
exhibiting restrained good taste
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