from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One that is unpleasant on immediate experience or is likeable only after being experienced repeatedly.
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- noun A taste which is not
naturalor innate, but which has developed through habitor learning.
- noun idiomatic Something that is
appreciatedonly after having initially been regarded as unappealingor unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficultor dislikablebut of whom at least some have grown to approve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience
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