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An offensive or inappropriate attitude or display; that which flouts or contravenes a generally accepted social standard. Some people thought that wearing such a bright outfit to a funeral was in really bad taste, but it was meant to be a tribute to my friend.
1. An inappropriate amount of tact or discretion; a lack of sense as to what is proper or will cause offense in a given social situation. Consider your audience—hurtful comments like that are simply in poor taste. Many people felt that the sculptor showed poor taste in his unflattering depiction of the former president.
2. A unrefined, unsophisticated ability to appreciate or make discerning judgments about artistic, aesthetic, or intellectual matters. Blech, I hate the tacky way they've decorated their house. They've got such poor taste. People might think you have poor taste if you enjoy romance novels, but I've always dismissed such people as elitists.
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n. a share; a piece (of the action). Whatever the deal is, I want a taste.
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