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Poor, indelicate, or undiscriminating judgement, especially with regard to what is aesthetically pleasing, polite, socially appropriate, or fashionable; (hence) something which results from or embodies this.
Of, displaying, or embodying bad taste.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Dennis (1658–1734), literary critic. From bad + taste.
bad taste/ˌbad ˈteɪst/
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