unpalatable

unpalatable
un|pal|at|a|ble [ʌnˈpælətəbəl] adj
1.) an unpalatable fact or idea is very unpleasant and difficult to accept
The unpalatable truth is that the team isn't getting any better.
unpalatable to
an idea that's unpalatable to most people
2.) unpalatable food tastes unpleasant

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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