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Im looking for an adjective describing someone with a good taste (judgement) in, say, clothes, or house decoration ,etc. What is the opposite of that? (I'd appreciate it if you could even give me some informal or slang terms, especially in BrE.)
Many thanks in advance.
Thanks again. In Persian we've got an adjective which can be used for people with good tastes in various areas. For example when someone chooses the best clothes, best colours, best house, and even best friends! That's why I was looking for such a term. So, can I use "tasteful" in informal English? Ta!
Stylish is a fairly common everyday word for someone who has good style in some way. You could say "stylish dresser".
Sharp, used metaphoricallyis a bit less common. "Sharp dresser" is more specific and clear. In my experience, "sharp" is only used to refer to clothing though, not other forms of decoration.
Well-dressed (not sure about hyphenation) is another common, fairly neutral phrase for someone who chooses their clothes well.
These words are not used by young people any more than older people, however. I can't think of a particular word or phrase used by young people in everyday conversation to mean "well-dressed".
Thanks to all dear posters. Can I use the adverb "tastefully" in all occasions related to someone with a good taste? And, could the adjective "tasteful" be used for people as one of the posters has put it? (because in dictionaries it's used for something with good quality)