Hazem
tast her confuse me...i know it mean ability to judge but i think it different here? His joke about her divorce was in the worst possible taste.
Oct 30, 2018 2:32 PM
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Hi, Hazem. 'Taste' here means the ability of someone to find something enjoyable or not, inappropriate or not. Example: This was in the worst possible taste because it wasn't to his liking. This was in the worst possible taste because he found it offensive (or hurtful). It probably originated from someone's ability to discern bad taste in food, or a flavor that was unpleasant. Then it became an expression to show a wider range of experiences, like someone's offensive behavior or words leaving a bad taste in your mouth, kind of like bad food would. Then that behavior is 'in the worst possible taste'. You can also say: 'poor taste'.
October 30, 2018
Hi Hazem, tast her confuse me...i know it mean ability to judge but i think it different here? "taste here confuses me. I know it means 'ability to judge' but, I think it is different here." My best, Stephen
October 30, 2018
In this sentence, 'taste' refers to the ability to discern what is appealing, attractive, appropriate, or enjoyable. See definitions #5 and #6 http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/taste
October 30, 2018
taste means perception.
October 30, 2018
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Hazem
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Arabic, English
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