What is the opposite of sweet?

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Adjective
Opposite for having a pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey
“I prefer to have my coffee unsweetened and black.”
Adjective
Opposite for having a pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey
“I've never had a taste for desserts. I prefer savory foods.”
Adjective
Opposite for having a fragrant smell
“Our chambers were momentarily assaulted by the pungent smell of the garbage truck driving past.”
Adjective
Opposite for having a melodious or harmonious sound
“After a night of singing in a screeching voice at the karaoke bar, she decided that music was not her thing.”
Adjective
Opposite for pleasing in general
“Life is harsh, even when the occasional acceptance or freedom temporarily provide respite.”
Adjective
(of air, water, or food) Opposite for fresh, pure, and untainted
“They returned to the city, breathing in the polluted air of the urban jungle.”
Adjective
(of a person or action) Opposite for pleasant or kind in nature
“She had a vindictive disposition, and the children would avoid her as best they could.”
Adjective
Opposite for charming and endearing
“Some of Picasso's best works could be considered offensive, yet intriguing and brilliant at the same time.”
Adjective
Opposite for much loved
“His crimes were exposed and he became a hated man thereafter.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite for very pleasing
“Your new shoes are nasty. I hope you didn't spend too much money on them.”
Adverb
Opposite for in a sweet manner
“She would talk harshly to him, hoping he would get the message.”
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