I searched a lot, but I ended up with a few words like "distasteful" n ol which are provided in the internet as antonyms however they are do not exactly refer to food which taste bad. I am looking for a word which I can use for food that tastes terrible.


My mother prepares succulent food, but today its ______ (terrible), seems like someone else has prepared it.

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    1) 'succulent' is not exactly 'delicious' (but may imply it), so which one do you want the antonym of? 2) How is 'distasteful' not what you are looking for? (you haven't told us how to judge a possible antonym)
    – Mitch
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 16:57
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    today it's not
    – Drew
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 17:18
  • If u guys don't know exactly what m i looking for..then its rather better if u shut ur mouth up and let others help with what they have..
    – Minz
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 19:49
  • charming, and if users don't know what you're asking then maybe the fault lies with you. The question is confusing. After all, English is not always child's play, sometimes a little effort is required in order to reap the rewards.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 21:44

3 Answers 3


A quick word, first - succulent is not necessarily synonymous with delicious. Succulent specifically refers to something being moist or juicy. So we'd be looking for a couple of different antonyms!

As an antonym for delicious, based on the idea that delicious food is attractive, let me suggest


causing intense disgust; disgusting.


arousing revulsion or strong indignation.

Both imply being repelled by the food, rather than attracted.

For succulent, you should focus on the dryness as the source of the unpleasantness:




  • For meat, tough also works.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 22:00

Might I suggest unpalatable and its 11 synonyms?

Unpalatable, adj.

  1. not palatable; unpleasant to the taste.
  2. disagreeable or unacceptable; obnoxious:

Etymologically, "disgust" refers to a bad taste. (Cf. "gustation", the faculty of tasting.)

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