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Acquired taste

Definition of the noun acquired taste

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  1. a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience

Alternative definition of the noun acquired taste


  1. A taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.
  2. [idiomatic] Something that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.


  1. "Acquired Taste" is a musical album of Absynthe Minded.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Acquired Taste" is a musical album of Delbert McClinton & Delbert McCinton.
    • released on (5 years ago)


"Acquired Taste" a.k.a. "Acquired Taste$" is a book by Tom Moran.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2004-04


Acquired taste: An acquired taste often refers to an appreciation for a food or beverage that is unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial exposure to it, usually because of some unfamiliar aspect of the food or beverage, including a strong or strange odor, taste, or appearance. Acquired taste may also refer to aesthetic tastes, such as taste in music or other forms of art.

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Google preview英語常用詞組用法詞典 (2003)

by Rosalind Fergusson

$j| acquired taste M ACQUIRE * in bad/ poor ...



an acquired taste [Idiom] Something one learns to like in course of time, if not immediately: Frequent tours on the job becomes an acquired taste for most of the medicine representatives. an arm and a leg [Idiom] ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of France (2008)

by Gino Raymond

Acquired taste: The French origins of modern cooking. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994. Pitte, J .-R. Gastronomie francaise: Histoire et géographie d 'une passion. [French gastronomy: History and geography of a ...

Google previewSterling Dictionary of Idioms (1998)

by Vijaya Kumar

acquaintance with get to know somebody not very well, and with difficulty ACQUIRE acquired taste liking for something which comes only after trying it for sometime Not many people enjoy cheese initially, since the taste is an acquired one.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

— PHRASES an acquired taste a thing that one comes to like over time: pumpkin pie is an acquired taste. — DERIVATIVES acquirable adjective, acquiree noun (Finance), acquirer noun. — ORIGIN late Middle English acquere, from Old ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Derived Words (2016)

by Martin Manser

acquired adj not natural, but learned: A liking for caviar is an acquired taste. acquisition 1 n act of acquiring: The company's target was the acquisition of all available property in the ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

acquired taste a liking for something as a result of much exposure to it. acquisition n acquiring; something acquired. acquisitive ad/ eager to acquire things.

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

acquired taste [••- noun 1 a ...

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A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately. (Eleanor Robson Belmont)
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