in bad taste


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in bad taste

 and in poor taste
rude; vulgar; obscene. Mrs. Franklin felt that your joke was in bad taste. We found the play to be in poor taste, so we walked out in the middle of the second act.
See also: bad, taste
References in classic literature ?
The result was that no request was made for an explanation; no unpleasant remark; no joke in bad taste, which might have offended this visitor from the tomb.
The housekeeper shook her head, and looked as if she thought it in bad taste to mention the subject at all.
The latter began to feel that it was in bad taste to speak of his enthusiasms, dreams, and hopes of happiness or goodness, in Prince Andrew's presence.
sneered the Glass Cat, "such colors are not beautiful; they're ugly, and in bad taste.
Somehow this compliment appeared very old-fashioned and almost in bad taste.
Her dress, devoid of coquetry, was often in bad taste.