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a. Crudely indecent: a vulgar joke.
b. Deficient in taste, consideration, or refinement: "that vulgar jockeying for position around the bedside of the gravely ill" (Susan Sontag).
c. Given to crudity or tastelessness, as in one's behavior: "He relentlessly vilified the studio executives as vulgar, ignorant hoodlums" (Marion Meade).
d. Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious: the huge vulgar houses and cars of the newly rich.
2. Spoken by or expressed in language spoken by the common people; vernacular: the technical and vulgar names for an animal species.
3. Of or associated with the great masses of people; common.

[Middle English, of or relating to the common people, from Latin vulgāris, from vulgus, the common people.]

vul′gar·ly adv.
vul′gar·ness n.
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Adv.1.vulgarly - in a smutty mannervulgarly - in a smutty manner      
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[ˈvʌlgəlɪ] ADV
1. (= in an unrefined way) → de un modo ordinario, vulgarmente
2. (= tastelessly) → con mal gusto
3. (= indecently) → groseramente
4. (= in ordinary parlance) sodium chloride, vulgarly known as saltcloruro de sodio, vulgarmente conocido como sal


(= coarsely)vulgär; dressedgeschmacklos
(= commonly)allgemein, gemeinhin; vulgarly called …gemeinhin auch genannt


(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 ?
The four and six-penny manual, mostly in his lithographed handwriting, that was never vulgarly advertized, may perhaps some day be taken up by a syndicate and pushed upon the public as The Times pushed the Encyclopaedia Britannica; but until then it will certainly not prevail against Pitman.
Then, after this deliverance, which might have been that of a vulgarly pert little girl in the street, she hugged Mrs.
Lastly, you avow and confess to having, with the aid of the demon, and of the phantom vulgarly known as the surly monk, on the night of the twenty-ninth of March last, murdered and assassinated a captain named Phoebus de Châteaupers?
This place then is no other than the chandler's shop, the known seat of all the news; or, as it is vulgarly called, gossiping, in every parish in England.
And how vulgarly she shouted," he said to himself, remembering her shriek and the words--"scoundrel" and "mistress.
He sank under a contagious disorder, very prevalent at that time, and vulgarly termed the jail fever.
Lake George, as it is vulgarly, and now, indeed, legally, called, forms a sort of tail to Lake Champlain, when viewed on the map.
Neither are picturesque lazzaroni or romantic criminals half so frequent as your common labourer, who gets his own bread and eats it vulgarly but creditably with his own pocket-knife.
He played badly and vulgarly, but the performance was not without its effect, for Jacky said she thought she'd be going to bed.
Black Sam, upon this, scratched his woolly pate, which, if it did not contain very profound wisdom, still contained a great deal of a particular species much in demand among politicians of all complexions and countries, and vulgarly denominated "knowing which side the bread is buttered;" so, stopping with grave consideration, he again gave a hitch to his pantaloons, which was his regularly organized method of assisting his mental perplexities.
He carefully produced two large vulgus-books, and began diving into them, and picking out a line here, and an ending there (tags, as they were vulgarly called), till he had gotten all that he thought he could make fit.
Next Sunday the Tribe of Abalone Eaters will descend upon you here in Bierce's Cove, and you will be able to see the rites, the writers and writeresses, down even to the Iron Man with the basilisk eyes, vulgarly known as the King of the Sacerdotal Lizards.