His reasons were good; but his offensive style of argument rendered them unpalatable and himself unpopular.
His advice, however, was unpalatable and proved ineffectual.
The astringency renders the fruit somewhat unpalatable, but after it has been subjected to the action of frost, or has become partially rotted or "bletted" like a medlar, its flavour is improved.
Its lower course is sluggish, where its waters are made unpalatable by a reddish slime.
Moreover, Professor Lloyd Morgan found that young birds that had tasted and rejected workers of the hive bee as unpalatable subsequently refused to taste not only drones, which have no sting, but also drone-flies.
But his interest was in the fascinating game of diplomacy; he was ambitious of playing the leading part on the great stage of international politics; and he was too consummate a courtier to risk the loss of the imperial favour by any insistence on unpalatable reforms, which, after all, would perhaps only reveal the necessity for the complete revolution which he feared.
Bread made from bunted flour is dark in colour, and both unpalatable and unwholesome.
In the above-cited historical instance of mimicry amongst some South American Lepidoptera which formed the foundation of Bates' theory, species of butterflies, belonging to the Ithomiine genus Itura and the Danaine genus Thyridia, both unpalatable forms, resemble each other.
But some foolish and ignorant Scotsmen were moved to anger by a little unpalatable truth which was mingled with much eulogy, and assailed him whom they chose to consider as the enemy of their country with libels much more dishonourable to their country than anything that he had ever said or written.
In the latter case they become green and have an acrid taste, which renders them unpalatable to human beings, and as poisonous qualities are produced similar to those of many Solanaceae they are unwholesome.
Some of the species of Aviculariidae also appear to be warningly coloured with black or black and red, and their coloration is associated with the urticating nature of their bristles, which makes them highly unpalatable to vertebrate foes.
craven American fear of looking at terrifying or unpalatable moments in history head-on.
potassium gluconate is preferable to potassium chloride which is unpalatable and may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
However, more recently analyzed data have indicated that the viceroy is also unpalatable and thus the pair is an example of MÃ¼llerian mimicry.
Because what awaits Serb nationalists in and around Kosovo is unpalatable.
Even the best quality food, if unpalatable to the taste, is fairly useless in the long run.
The opposition also depends on underlying value judgments that have made it politically unpalatable to some.
If finding these foods is difficult or unpalatable to your tastebuds, a portion of the recommended daily intake is available in most broad spectrum multivitamins.
With glowing yellow eyes and levitating off the bed, a truly unpalatable third wheel - the devil, tested Marlena and John's love.
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