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vul·gar

 (vŭl′gər)
adj.
1.
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.

vulgar

(ˈvʌlɡə)
adj
1. marked by lack of taste, culture, delicacy, manners, etc: vulgar behaviour; vulgar language.
2. (Linguistics) (often capital; usually prenominal) denoting a form of a language, esp of Latin, current among common people, esp at a period when the formal language is archaic and not in general spoken use
3. archaic
a. of, relating to, or current among the great mass of common people, in contrast to the educated, cultured, or privileged; ordinary
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the vulgar.
[C14: from Latin vulgāris belonging to the multitude, from vulgus the common people]
ˈvulgarly adv

vul•gar

(ˈvʌl gər)

adj.
1. characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste: vulgar ostentation.
2. indecent; obscene; lewd: a vulgar gesture.
3. lacking in refinement; crude; coarse; boorish.
4. of, pertaining to, or constituting the ordinary people in a society.
5. spoken by, or being in the language spoken by, the people generally; vernacular.
6. current; popular; common: vulgar beliefs.
7. lacking in distinction or aesthetic value; banal; ordinary.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vulgāris=vulg(us) the general public + -āris -ar1]
vul′gar•ly, adv.
vul′gar•ness, n.
syn: See common.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vulgar - lacking refinement or cultivation or tastevulgar - lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
2.vulgar - of or associated with the great masses of peoplevulgar - of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"
lowborn - of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"
3.vulgar - being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
informal - used of spoken and written language
4.vulgar - conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"

vulgar

adjective
1. tasteless, common, flashy, low, gross, nasty, gaudy, tawdry, cheap and nasty, common as muck The decor is ugly, tasteless and vulgar.
tasteless elegant, tasteful, high-brow, classical
2. crude, dirty, rude, low, blue, nasty, naughty, coarse, indecent, improper, suggestive, tasteless, risqué, off colour, ribald, indelicate, indecorous an oaf with a taste for racist and vulgar jokes
3. uncouth, boorish, unrefined, impolite, ill-bred, unmannerly He was a vulgar old man, but he never swore in front of women.
uncouth sophisticated, refined, polite, upper-class, aristocratic, genteel, urbane, decorous, well-mannered
4. vernacular, native, common, general, ordinary translated from Latin into the vulgar tongue
Quotations
"It's worse than wicked, my dear, it's vulgar" Punch

vulgar

adjective
Translations
سُوْقِيّشَعْبي، الناس العاديينفَظ، خَشِن
lidovýnevkusnývulgární
vulgærplatsimpel
rahvaanomainenrivokansanomainen
vulgaran
vulgáris
低俗な
저속한
liaudiškasvulgariaivulgarumas
piedauzīgspraststautas-vulgārs
prostaški
vulgär
หยาบคาย ขาดความประณีต
hoşa gitmezkabaterbiyesiz
tục tĩu

vulgar

[ˈvʌlgəʳ] ADJ
1. (= unrefined, coarse) [person, taste] → ordinario, vulgar
it is vulgar to talk about moneyhablar de dinero es una ordinariez or vulgaridad, hablar de dinero es de mala educación
2. (= tasteless) → de mal gusto, vulgar
3. (= indecent) [joke] → verde, colorado (LAm); [song] → grosero; [person, comedian] → grosero, ordinario
4. (of the people) → vulgar
Vulgar Latinlatín m vulgar
in the vulgar tongueen la lengua vulgar or vernácula
5. (Math) vulgar fractionfracción f común

vulgar

[ˈvʌlgər] adj
(= tasteless) [furniture, decorations, appearance, film] → vulgaire
(= crude) [joke, language, gesture] → vulgaire; [person, behaviour] → vulgaire

vulgar

adj
(pej) (= unrefined)ordinär, vulgär; clothes, jokeordinär; (= tasteless)geschmacklos; it is vulgar to talk about moneyes ist unfein, über Geld zu reden
(old, = of the common people) → gemein (old); vulgar beliefsvolkstümliche Auffassungen pl; in the vulgar tonguein der Sprache des Volkes

vulgar

[ˈvʌlgəʳ] adj (gen) (pej) → volgare

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.

vulgar

سُوْقِيّ nevkusný vulgær vulgär χυδαίος vulgar rahvaanomainen vulgaire vulgaran volgare 低俗な 저속한 vulgair vulgær wulgarny ordinário, vulgar вульгарный vulgär หยาบคาย ขาดความประณีต kaba tục tĩu 粗俗的
References in classic literature ?
His mind, vulgar in its effort at refinement, saw everything a little larger than life size, with the outlines blurred, in a golden mist of sentimentality.
And I could hardly have resigned myself to the simple, vulgar, direct debauchery of a clerk and have endured all the filthiness of it.
It is so disgusting, the way an engagement is regarded as public property--a kind of waste place where every outsider may shoot his vulgar sentiment.
For that reason, let a prince have the credit of conquering and holding his state, the means will always be considered honest, and he will be praised by everybody; because the vulgar are always taken by what a thing seems to be and by what comes of it; and in the world there are only the vulgar, for the few find a place there only when the many have no ground to rest on.
I should like mamma to ask them to Kingscote, but I am afraid mamma wouldn't like the mother, who is rather vulgar. The other girl is rather vulgar too, and is travelling about quite alone.
I read "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," and I liked its vulgar music and its heavy-handed sarcasm.
Summer Weather of the Prairies.- Purity of the Atmosphere- Canadians on the March.- Sickness in the Camp.- Big River.- Vulgar Nomenclature.- Suggestions About the Original Indian Names.- Camp of Cheyennes.- Trade for Horses.- Character of the Cheyennes.- Their Horsemanship.- Historical Anecdotes of the Tribe.
She must not be touched by the buffoons, nor by the ignorant vulgar, incapable of comprehending or appreciating her hidden treasures.
The shapes of the famous persons who once sat in the chair will be more apt to come back, and be seen among us, in this glimmer and pleasant gloom, than they would in the vulgar daylight.
"I question if style, as you call it, is just the thing for a young woman, under any circumstances; but, to confess the truth, I think a pocket- handkerchief that is to be LOOKED at and which is not to be USED, vulgar."
"Foh!" says my idealistic friend, "what vulgar details!
For soldiers, I find the generals commonly in their hortatives, put men in mind of their wives and children; and I think the despising of marriage amongst the Turks, maketh the vulgar soldier more base.