in bad taste


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in bad taste

Inappropriate or offensive; vulgar or crude. Wearing such a bright outfit to a funeral would be in really bad taste. Even though the joke was in bad taste, everyone in the audience laughed hysterically at it.
See also: bad, taste

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