What is the opposite of sweet?

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(unsweetened) Opposite of having a pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey
“I prefer to have my coffee unsweetened and black.”
(savory) Opposite of having a pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey
“I've never had a taste for desserts. I prefer savory foods.”
Opposite of having a fragrant smell
“Our chambers were momentarily assaulted by the pungent smell of the garbage truck driving past.”
Opposite of 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.”
Opposite of pleasing in general
“Life is harsh, even when the occasional acceptance or freedom temporarily provide respite.”
(of air, water, or food) Opposite of fresh, pure, and untainted
“They returned to the city, breathing in the polluted air of the urban jungle.”
(of a person or action) Opposite of pleasant or kind in nature
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“She had a vindictive disposition, and the children would avoid her as best they could.”
Opposite of charming and endearing
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“Some of Picasso's best works could be considered offensive, yet intriguing and brilliant at the same time.”
Opposite of much loved
“His crimes were exposed and he became a hated man thereafter.”
(informal) Opposite of very pleasing
“Your new shoes are nasty. I hope you didn't spend too much money on them.”
(of words or language) Opposite of expressing conciliation, or gentleness
“They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity, plenty of harsh words are being uttered.”
Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
Opposite of having endearing traits or features attributable to infants
“As the years continued to pass, he would begin to look increasingly mature.”
(of a person) Opposite of having a kind or empathetic nature
“It seems very uncaring of you to just walk away when you consider how upsetting this predicament is for everyone.”
Opposite of having the consistency or sweetness of syrup
Opposite of having a pleasant and intense odor
“He preferred using an odorless anti-antiperspirant so as to draw less attention to himself.”
Opposite of containing much seasoning, fat, or sugar
“I will just have a light salad for lunch.”
Opposite of overly sentimental, emotional, maudlin or bathetic
Opposite of having a pleasantly flowing quality suggestive of music
Opposite of in a sweet manner
“She would talk harshly to him, hoping he would get the message.”
Opposite of used as an affectionate or friendly form of address
Opposite of used as a term of endearment
“You're a monster! How could you?”
Opposite of that's good
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