vulgarity


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vul·gar·i·ty

 (vŭl-găr′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. vul·gar·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being vulgar.
2. Something, such as an act or expression, that offends good taste or propriety.

vulgarity

(vʌlˈɡærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition of being vulgar; lack of good manners
2. a vulgar action, phrase, etc

vul•gar•i•ty

(vʌlˈgær ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being vulgar.
2. something vulgar.
[1570–80; < Late Latin]

Vulgarity

 the common people, 1579; the commonalty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vulgarity - the quality of lacking taste and refinementvulgarity - the quality of lacking taste and refinement
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

vulgarity

noun
1. tastelessness, bad taste, grossness, tawdriness, gaudiness, lack of refinement I hate the vulgarity of this room.
tastelessness good taste, tastefulness
2. crudeness, rudeness, coarseness, crudity, ribaldry, suggestiveness, indelicacy, indecorum a comedian famous for his vulgarity and irreverence
crudeness decorum
3. coarseness, roughness, boorishness, rudeness, loutishness, oafishness, uncouthness For all his apparent vulgarity, Todd had a certain raw charm.
coarseness sophistication, refinement, good manners, gentility, good breeding, sensitivity

vulgarity

noun
2. Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunch.
Translations
سوقِيَّه، فَظاظَه
hrubost
plathedsimpelhedvulgaritet
közönségesség
lágkúra, dónaskapur
kabalıkterbiyesizlik

vulgarity

[vʌlˈgærɪtɪ] N
1. (= lack of refinement) → ordinariez f, vulgaridad f
2. (= tastelessness) → mal gusto m, vulgaridad f
3. (= indecency) → grosería f, obscenidad f; (= crude remark) → grosería f

vulgarity

[vʌlˈgærəti] n
(= tastelessness) → vulgarité f
(= crudeness) [language, joke, person] → vulgarité f

vulgarity

nVulgarität f; (of gesture, joke also)Anstößigkeit f; (of colour, tie etc)Geschmacklosigkeit f; the vulgarity of his conductsein ordinäres or pöbelhaftes Benehmen

vulgarity

[vʌlˈgærɪtɪ] nvolgarità

vulgar

(ˈvalgə) adjective
1. not generally socially acceptable, decent or polite; ill-mannered. Such behaviour is regarded as vulgar.
2. of the common or ordinary people. the vulgar tongue/language.
ˈvulgarly adverb
vulˈgarity (-ˈgӕ-) plural vulˈgarities noun
(an example of) bad manners, bad taste etc, in eg speech, behaviour etc. the vulgarity of his language.
References in classic literature ?
said the Retraction, with contemptuous vulgarity of speech.
A few months ago I was at the old home, and I read that book again, after not looking at it for more than thirty years; and I read it with amazement at its prevailing artistic vulgarity, its prevailing aesthetic error shot here and there with gleams of light, and of the truth that Reade himself was always dimly groping for.
But I admit that the cart has got a little in front of the horse, and I grow suddenly alarmed lest the reader should be suspecting me of an elopement, or some such romantic vulgarity.
Philips's vulgarity was another, and perhaps a greater, tax on his forbearance; and though Mrs.
Then he recalled the coarseness and bluntness of her thoughts and the vulgarity of the expressions that were natural to her, though she had been brought up in the most aristocratic circles.
Every face that, with such agony, such blunders and corrections had grown up within him with its special character, every face that had given him such torments and such raptures, and all these faces so many times transposed for the sake of the harmony of the whole, all the shades of color and tones that he had attained with such labor--all of this together seemed to him now, looking at it with their eyes, the merest vulgarity, something that had been done a thousand times over.
But these dead-tinted, hollow-eyed, angular skeletons of villages on the Rhone oppress me with the feeling that human life--very much of it--is a narrow, ugly, grovelling existence, which even calamity does not elevate, but rather tends to exhibit in all its bare vulgarity of conception; and I have a cruel conviction that the lives these ruins are the traces of were part of a gross sum of obscure vitality, that will be swept into the same oblivion with the generations of ants and beavers.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Owing to her education or her nature books are to her a nuisance, and she opens them with aversion, yet her teacher must instil into her mind the contents of these books; that mind resists the admission of grave information, it recoils, it grows restive, sullen tempers are shown, disfiguring frowns spoil the symmetry of the face, sometimes coarse gestures banish grace from the deportment, while muttered expressions, redolent of native and ineradicable vulgarity, desecrate the sweetness of the voice.
Susan tried to be useful, where she could only have gone away and cried; and that Susan was useful she could perceive; that things, bad as they were, would have been worse but for such interposition, and that both her mother and Betsey were restrained from some excesses of very offensive indulgence and vulgarity.
Allen, that the reader may be able to judge in what manner her actions will hereafter tend to promote the general distress of the work, and how she will, probably, contribute to reduce poor Catherine to all the desperate wretchedness of which a last volume is capable -- whether by her imprudence, vulgarity, or jealousy -- whether by intercepting her letters, ruining her character, or turning her out of doors.
retorted Hayward, with a smile which made Philip blush, for he felt that in putting into plain words what the other had expressed in a paraphrase, he had been guilty of vulgarity.