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vulgar

vul·gar

vulgar

 
pronunciation:
vuhl gr
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking in taste, propriety, or refinement; coarse; crude.
A grand lady, she would never dream of entering the vulgar home of a peasant.Propping her bare feet on the dinner table is just one of her vulgar habits.That vulgar husband of hers does nothing but drink beer and belch.
synonyms:
coarse, crass, crude, gross, tasteless, uncouth, uncultured, unrefined
antonyms:
elegant, gracious, polite, tasteful
similar words:
barbarous, base, bawdy, boorish, churlish, common, gauche, ill-bred, ill-mannered, improper, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, low, naughty, ribald, rude, rugged, scurrilous, unmannerly, unseemly
definition 2: indecent, obscene, or ostentatious.
She finds most of his jokes about women utterly vulgar.The red velvet walls and gold statues of cherubs were more vulgar than elegant.
synonyms:
dirty, filthy, gross, indecent, lewd, obscene, ostentatious, profane, salacious, smutty
antonyms:
decent, inoffensive
similar words:
bawdy, blue, churlish, common, degenerate, immodest, immoral, improper, off-color, offensive, pretentious, prurient, racy, rank, raunchy, ribald, risqué, tawdry
definition 3: of or pertaining to the common masses of people, as opposed to an educated elite group.
He considered pop music vulgar.
synonyms:
lowbrow, plebeian
antonyms:
genteel
similar words:
common, gross, ignoble, mob, proletarian, provincial
definition 4: spoken or expressed in the language of common people; vernacular.
Vulgar Latin rather than the classical Latin language became the basis of modern romance languages.
synonyms:
vernacular
similar words:
colloquial
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derivations: vulgarly (adv.), vulgarness (n.)