be in the worst possible taste

be in the worst possible taste

To be highly offensive or inappropriate (resulting from poor judgment or a lack of standards by the person who said or did such things). Some people thought that wearing such a bright outfit to a funeral was in the worst possible taste, but it was meant to be a tribute to my friend. Your use of those words was in the worst possible taste. I can't imagine something more offensive.
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be in bad, the worst possible, etc. ˈtaste

be offensive and not at all appropriate: Most of his jokes were in very poor taste.
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They may be in the worst possible taste. But big-hearted Elton is selling them for the best possible reason.