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bad taste2

noun

a strong feeling of disgust or upset following an experience

Examples

The incident with her left a bad taste in my mouth.

Usage Note

used with "in (someone's) mouth"

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  • Medicine may have a bad taste, and yet have beneficial results.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • Sometimes there is evidence of imperfect taste, or of bad taste.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • “It is in bad taste, to say the least, to bedeck the bride in such a ceremony,” she said cuttingly.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • But it puts a bad taste in my mouth to have you turn it into a road-house.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Your Talizac hasn't got bad taste; the little one is handsome.

Idioms and Phrases with bad taste

bad taste

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