Acquired taste



something that is unfamiliar or objectionable but becomes gradually more liked or accepted:
His modern paintings are an acquired taste.
Contemporary Examples

Horse is an acquired taste that, as yet, I haven’t acquired.
My Horsemeat Lunch Christopher Dickey February 26, 2013

Some think dark chocolate is an acquired taste, but those who like it have a true passion for it.
Four Chocolate Questions Answered Mary Goodbody September 28, 2009

So far, baijiu seems to be an acquired taste for Westerners.
The Most Powerful Liquor in the World Kayleigh Kulp August 23, 2014

An acquired taste, certainly, but once acquired never regretted.
Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle Clive Irving August 16, 2014

Historical Examples

Sometimes I’ve felt you were distinctly not an acquired taste.
The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington

There is, it may be alleged, a native as well as an acquired taste.
Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863 Various

To enjoy food thus charged, especially with pepper, is an acquired taste, which developed following the First Crusade.
Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis

Some say it is an acquired taste; that people do not take to it at first.
Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner

It is an acquired taste, if ever it is really liked as much as people say.
Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent

Like the love of the olive, that for goats milk is an acquired taste.
Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun

noun
a liking for something that is at first considered unpleasant
the thing so liked
Something one learns to like rather than appreciates immediately. For example, Because it is so salty, caviar for many individuals is an acquired taste, or With its lack of decorative detail, this china pattern is definitely an acquired taste. [ Mid-1800s ]

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