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de gustibus non est disputandum

[de goo s-ti-boo s nohn est dis-poo-tahn-doo m; English dee guhs-tuh-buh s non est dis-pyoo-tan-duh m] /dɛ ˈgʊs tɪˌbʊs noʊn ɛst ˌdɪs pʊˈtɑn dʊm; English di ˈgʌs tə bəs nɒn ɛst ˌdɪs pyʊˈtæn dəm/
Latin.
1.
there is no disputing about tastes.
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  • As the immortal Goethe says, 'de gustibus non est disputandum!'

    Daisy's Necklace Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • de gustibus non est disputandum is heard not only in our drawing-rooms, but also in art-circles.

    A Manual of the Historical Development of Art G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
  • We may say of them as truly as of ourselves, de gustibus non est disputandum.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey
  • de gustibus non est disputandum, or as the French have it, Chacun a son gout.

    The Uses of Italic Frederick W. Hamilton
  • "de gustibus non est disputandum," O'Rane answered with a shrug of the shoulders.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
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De gustibus non est disputandum [(day goos-ti-boos nohn est dis-poo-tahn-dem)]

Latin for “There's no disputing about taste.” Another version of this saying is “There's no accounting for taste.”

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