acquired tasteacquired taste
something that one comes to like or appreciate over a period of time
One that is unpleasant on immediate experience or is likeable only after being experienced repeatedly.
(plural acquired tastes)
- A taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.
- (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.