in (very) bad/poor taste

idiom

Definition of in (very) bad/poor taste

: rude or insulting : offensive
  • I think the joke he told was in (very) bad/poor taste.

Word by Word Definitions

very play
  1. : to a high degree : exceedingly

  2. : in actual fact : truly

  1. : exact, precise

  2. : exactly suitable or necessary

  3. : unqualified, sheer

bad play
  1. : failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor

  2. : unfavorable

  3. : not fresh : spoiled

  1. : something that is bad

  2. : an evil or unhappy state

  3. : fault

  1. : badly

poor play
  1. : lacking material possessions

  2. : of, relating to, or characterized by poverty

  3. : less than adequate : meager

taste play
  1. : to ascertain the flavor of by taking a little into the mouth

  2. : to eat or drink especially in small quantities

  3. : to perceive or recognize as if by the sense of taste

  1. : the objective sweet, sour, bitter, or salty quality of a dissolved substance as perceived by the sense of taste

  2. : a sensation obtained from a substance in the mouth that is typically produced by the stimulation of the sense of taste combined with those of touch and smell : flavor

  3. : the distinctive quality of an experience


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