[ UK /vˈʌlɡɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈvəɫɡɝ/ ]
  1. being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    common parlance
    the technical and vulgar names for an animal species
    the vulgar tongue of the masses
    vernacular speakers
    a vernacular term
  2. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
    an untutored and uncouth human being
    appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
    an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
    behavior that branded him as common
    behavior that branded him as common
    the vulgar display of the newly rich
  3. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    coarse language
    a vulgar gesture
    a crude joke
    a revoltingly gross expletive
    full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
    an earthy sense of humor
    crude behavior
  4. of or associated with the great masses of people
    the unwashed masses
    a vulgar and objectionable person
    a vulgar and objectionable person
    his square plebeian nose
    behavior that branded him as common
    behavior that branded him as common
    the common people in those days suffered greatly
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How To Use vulgar In A Sentence

  • At the bottom were the Théâtre de la Gaieté for pantomimes and harlequinades, the Porte-Saint-Martin Theatre for melodramas, and the Théâtre des Variétés for ‘little plays of the bawdy, vulgar or rustic genres'.
  • It must be entertaining to hear the peculiar phraseology and observe the humorous vulgarities of these _naiades_, if one could do so The English Spy An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life
  • In fact, our lunar friend provides an instructive example of how a vulgar and dogmatic notion of ‘science’ can be quite compatible with the most arcane fantasies.
  • The expression pervading the countenance of the one was vulgarity; of the other, that which is rarely found, except in persons of high birth. Jack Sheppard A Romance
  • Otherwise nothing useful will be achieved and, instead of debate, we shall descend to the level of vulgar slanging matches.
  • Like a kid, Mr. Mailer was fascinated by his own naughtiness -- his earliest critics castigated him for the vulgarity of his language, though his editors insisted that he use the word "fug" in "The Naked and the Dead. A Boy's Life
  • You probably haven't noticed, but my surname bears a passing resemblance to a certain vulgarity.
  • In an age of crassness, vulgarity and self-indulgence, she has continued to be an icon of what we once were and of what we might yet become again.
  • The museum has a Saudi sculpture of a falcon on a perch, of inestimable value and stunning vulgarity, made from gold, quartz, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and 1,210 diamonds.
  • Next-door Nepal offers a case study of vulgar tourism - Kathmandu is so choked with dark brown smog that the Everest is invisible on some days.
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