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 ?
"Dogged your grandmother!" 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.
I should be very sorry to receive a charming little lady-like note from any of them; and I thought you were too much of a lady yourself, Miss Murray, to talk about the "vulgarity" of writing on a large sheet of paper.'
Philips's vulgarity was another, and perhaps a greater, tax on his forbearance; and though Mrs.
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. If he will only put any such thoughts from his mind, I promise to proceed with the story in a brief and business- like manner forthwith.
Marianne, who had never much toleration for any thing like impertinence, vulgarity, inferiority of parts, or even difference of taste from herself, was at this time particularly ill-disposed, from the state of her spirits, to be pleased with the Miss Steeles, or to encourage their advances; and to the invariable coldness of her behaviour towards them, which checked every endeavour at intimacy on their side, Elinor principally attributed that preference of herself which soon became evident in the manners of both, but especially of Lucy, who missed no opportunity of engaging her in conversation, or of striving to improve their acquaintance by an easy and frank communication of her sentiments.
THEY could scarcely be called comme il faut, at all; though, to own the truth, I am afraid there is tant soit peu de vulgarity about all WORKED pocket-handkerchiefs.
How can she find any appellation for them, deep enough in familiar vulgarity? She calls you, Knightleywhat can she do for Mr.
"Oh wise young man!" 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. "I belong to the Church of England.
The lovely creature raised domes and spires into the cloudless blue, and only the ganglion of vulgarity round Carfax showed how evanescent was the phantom, how faint its claim to represent England.
The cheapness and vulgarity of it was nauseating, and Martin noted apathetically that he was not nauseated very much.
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.