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Synonyms for distastefulness

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It is my desire to replace the distastefulness of such experience with a sense of respect, professionalism and achievement.
Yet complaints by observers of the gore produced by death by firing squad, the smell of burning flesh during electrocutions, and the distastefulness of seeing parts of people's faces being burned, or the twitching of the hanged, seem to have influenced the legislature's choice of the method of execution as well as the structure of the state protocols.
Like every good map of utopia, the eutopian is balanced by a dystopian paradigm, which, in its utter distastefulness, serves as the ideal foil for its desirable counterpart.
The inappropriateness, distastefulness and irreverence of play paradoxically liberate horrific memories and wounds of Bloody Sunday; whereas, Declan Hughes in Twenty Grand breaches one of the significant codes of Irish comic drama, that of death and resurrection, where the pretence of death is nearly always one of the dominant tropes in operation.
The distastefulness of fantasizing sex between Cass, pregnant and half-mad, and the terminally ill Kristina may be laid at crass Axel's door.
Similarly, those who dislike a private good may largely insulate themselves from its distastefulness simply by refusing to consume it.
In addition to the aesthetic and moral distastefulness of state-mediated murder, there are the pragmatic arguments relating to the failure of the death penalty as a just and effective method of preventing violent crimes.
Many functions have been proposed for this secretion, such as camouflage, alarm signal, pheromone, aposematism (use of color patterns by prey animals to signal their distastefulness to predators), bile excretion, predator deterrent, and cue of danger (Johnson & Willows 1999).
All the world delights in beauty, wherein we find both the familiar that avoids sameness and the diversity that avoids distastefulness.