abgeschmackt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German abgeschmackt.

Adjective[edit]

abgeschmackt (comparative more abgeschmackt, superlative most abgeschmackt)

  1. Outrageous; tasteless.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, page 292:
      The Buddha and Mohammed and their companions and many Christian saints are incrusted with a heavy jewellery of anecdotes which are meant to be honorific, but are simply abgeschmackt and silly, and form a touching expression of man's misguided propensity to praise.
    • 1935, Rowan Williams, translating Camillo Pellizzi, English Drama: The Last Great Phase, Macmillan 1935, page 154:
      The play, which did not have a success, has a dark, vibrant beauty of its own; it recalls Pirandello, and the abgeschmackt post-war German drama.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of earlier abgeschmack (with the same meaning). Equivalent to ab- +‎ Geschmack +‎ -t.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈapɡəʃmakt/
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  • Hyphenation: ab‧ge‧schmackt

Adjective[edit]

abgeschmackt (comparative abgeschmackter, superlative am abgeschmacktesten)

  1. outrageous
  2. corny, fatuous

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